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The joy of signing : the illustrated guide for mastering sign language and the manual alphabet

Author: Lottie L Riekehof
Publisher: Springfield, Mo. : Gospel Pub. House, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This is a guide for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern. It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Over 1500 signs have been illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categories. Includes line drawings and step-by-step  Read more...
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Riekehof, Lottie L.
Joy of signing.
Springfield, Mo. : Gospel Pub. House, ©1987
(OCoLC)755038154
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lottie L Riekehof
ISBN: 0882435205 9780882435206
OCLC Number: 13667352
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: HIstory of sign language and fingerspelling --
The art of signing --
The language pattern of signs: signing on the continuum --
Fingerspelling --
Manual alpha chart --
Mastering the art of signing naturally --
Words for which signs are not always required --
Contractions used to form the negative --
Ommitting the auxiliary in questions --
Statements, commands, questions --
Types of questions --
The conditional sentence --
Commands --
Pluralization and frequency --
Noun/verb pairs --
Intensity and degree --
Location of signs in a story --
Use of eyes and index finger in pointing --
The signer beconming the character in the story --
Tense --
Continutiy, continous action, duration --
Regularity --
Directionality of signs --
Signs placed at appropiate locations on the body --
Incorporating numbers --
Numbers used with personal pronouns --Negation --
Classifiers and size and shape specifiers --
Organizations serving the deaf.
Responsibility: Lottie L. Riekehof.
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This is a guide for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern. It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Over 1500 signs have been illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categories. Includes line drawings and step-by-step descriptions of positions and movements, information about the origins of signs, as well as the correct usage of signs in context.

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