Here is the complete learning guide that teaches American Sign Language by "category," the most popular and preferred method of teaching and learning. This easy-to-use guide is updated and expanded to include new computer and technology signs and offers a fast and simple approach to learning. Includes:
- Vocabulary reviews
- Fingerspelling exercises
- Sign matching and memory aids
- A complete glossary and a comprehensive index
- Clear instructive drawings
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.83(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.
Table of Contents
A Brief History of Sign Language
About This Book
Getting Started: The Basics
The Basic Hand Shapes
Hints for Better Signing
The Manual Alphabet
Family, People, and Pronouns
Home, Clothing, and Colors
Food and Eating
Actions and Related Words
Sports, Recreation, and Hobbies
Animals, Nature, and Science
Travel, Holidays, Location, and Direction
Thoughts, Emotions, and Abstract Ideas
God and Religion
Education, Careers, and Communication
Cities, States, Countries, and Governments
Numbers, Money, and Quantity
Health, Medical, and the Body
Time, Seasons, and Weather
Opposites and Questions
Answers to Practice Pages
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am using the book in order to mentor a senior with her senior project. The signs are easy to understand and the hints are very helpful.
Simple to the point and everything you will need to go from beginner to intermediate. I practiced with this book with buddies that did not know any sign language. I learned a majority of the vocabulary within months. You won't be dissapointed.
This book is a great place to start if you're looking to begin American Sign Language. There are easy to understand pictures and directions along with a tip to help you remember every sign. All the sections are easily organized and there's an index in the back. My mother and I have begun learning Sign Language since she's gone hard of hearing at a younger age and her hearing aids seem to specifically not like to pick up my voice. We've found learning Sign Language to a a healthy alternative to me yelling and a great way to spend time together. This book makes it fun for both of us while teaching us the material we need. The only thing it might be lacking in is more words for a large vocabulary, but we're building up to that.
Excellent diagrams and explanation of each sign and how to perform it. Book is broken up in a logical manner and easy to follow.
This is a great book for the signs and memory aids. It is however laid out poorly - for example the sign for son is boy baby however you learn this sign before you learn either boy or baby.
this book is one a great tool for those learning sign language. The illustrations are very clear and they have helpful text to assist in learning the signs. I am a 1st year ASL student and this is a great resource for me!