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Signing for dummies

Author: Adan R Penilla; Angela Lee Taylor
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Visual material : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This guide explains the basics of American Sign Language. You'll be able to start communicating right away, with proper handshapes and body language, vocabulary, and grammar. The video CD includes actual conversations and demonstrations by ASL signers, to reinforce lessons from the book.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adan R Penilla; Angela Lee Taylor
ISBN: 9781118117583 1118117581
OCLC Number: 767564007
Notes: Includes index.
Video CD contains video demonstrating ASL signing, with English captions of the conversations and lessons.
Description: xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 video CD (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying disc: a PC running Microsoft Windows; a Macintosh running Apple OS X or later; a CD-ROM drive.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Adan R. Penilla and Angela Lee Taylor.

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The fast and easy way to grasp this evolving and growing language American Sign Language (ASL) is something we've all seen deaf people use in restaurants, hospitals, airports, and at work.  Read more...

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