Signing Illustrated, Revised Edition: The Complete Learning Guide

Signing Illustrated, Revised Edition: The Complete Learning Guide

by Mickey Flodin


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399530418
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 118,865
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

Signing IllustratedIntroduction
A Brief History of Sign Language
About This Book
Getting Started: The Basics
The Basic Hand Shapes
Hints for Better Signing
The Manual Alphabet

Chapter 1
Family, People, and Pronouns

Chapter 2
Home, Clothing, and Colors

Chapter 3
Food and Eating

Chapter 4
Actions and Related Words

Chapter 5
Sports, Recreation, and Hobbies

Chapter 6
Animals, Nature, and Science

Chapter 7
Travel, Holidays, Location, and Direction

Chapter 8
Thoughts, Emotions, and Abstract Ideas

Chapter 9
God and Religion

Chapter 10
Education, Careers, and Communication

Chapter 11
Cities, States, Countries, and Governments

Chapter 12
Numbers, Money, and Quantity

Chapter 13
Health, Medical, and the Body

Chapter 14
Time, Seasons, and Weather

Chapter 15
Opposites and Questions

Chapter 16

Acronyms, Etc.
Answers to Practice Pages

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Signing Illustrated, Revised Edition: The Complete Learning Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
IvanCM More than 1 year ago
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.
Aidda More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent diagrams and explanation of each sign and how to perform it. Book is broken up in a logical manner and easy to follow.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!