Signing for Dummiesï¿½
Edition: 2nd 2012
List price: $22.99
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2012
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|Takinï¿½ Care of Business|
|Recreation and the Great Outdoors|
|Hereï¿½s 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|
|Answer Key to Fun & Games|
|About the CD|