Signing for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 1118117581
ISBN-13: 9781118117583
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: The fast and easy way to grasp this evolving and growing languageAmerican Sign Language (ASL) is something we′ve all seen deaf people use in restaurants, hospitals, airports, and at work. The communication is fascinating to watch; to see people  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The fast and easy way to grasp this evolving and growing languageAmerican Sign Language (ASL) is something we′ve all seen deaf people use in restaurants, hospitals, airports, and at work. The communication is fascinating to watch; to see people sharing ideas by using handshapes and body language is remarkable in a world so defined by sound. This new edition of Signing For Dummies gives you a general understanding of the properties of Sign, as well as an understanding of deaf culture. Designed to act as an introduction or a refresher, the book focuses solely on ASL, which is the most commonly used sign language in the United States.Categorized by subject, this illustrated guide covers grammar and sentence structure, along with the tools to get you going in basic conversation by knowing how to introduce and greet people; ask questions and make small talk; order food and chat with salespeople; handle medical emergencies; talk on the phone; get around town for fun or business; and much more. Plus, it stresses how ASL isn′t just about using your fingers, hands, and arms, but also about facial expression and body language.More than 25 percent new and revised content, including the latest technological advances for the deaf; contact signing, code mixing, code switching, interpreting as a profession, and regionalism in signingPacked with "Fun & Games" sections that invite you to practice specific signsHundreds of illustrations throughout, plus a video CD featuring demonstrations by ASL signers showing actual conversationsSigning For Dummies is the fast and fun way to get you moving your hands, body, and face to convey meaning that reaches beyond linguistic barriers.

Introduction
Getting Started
Finding Out That You Already Know a Little Sign
Warming Up with Signing Grammar Basics
Starting to Sign Basic Expressions
Getting Your Numbers and Times Straight
Signing at Home
American Sign Language in Action
Asking Questions and Making Small Talk
Asking for Directions
Dining and Going to the Market
Shopping Made Easy
The Signer About Town
Takin� Care of Business
Recreation and the Great Outdoors
Here�s to Your Health
Looking into Deaf Life and Interpreting
The Deaf Community and Deaf Etiquette
Interpreting: Are You Interested?
Using Technology to Communicate
The Part of Tens
Ten Tips to Help You Sign like a Pro
Ten Ways to Pick Up Sign Quickly
Ten Popular Deaf Expressions
Appendixes
Answer Key to Fun & Games
About the CD

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