The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary Book
Score: 5
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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary


  • Author : Richard A. Tennant
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN 10 : 1563680432

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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary Book Description :

Organizes 1,600-plus ASL signs by 40 basic hand shapes rather than in alphabetical word order. This format allows users to search for a sign that they recognize but whose meaning they have forgotten or for the meaning of a new sign they have seen for the first time. The entries include descriptions of how to form each sign to represent the varying terms they might mean. Index of English glosses only. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Everything Sign Language Book Book
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The Everything Sign Language Book


  • Author : Irene Duke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605507521

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The Everything Sign Language Book Book Description :

The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream—it’s even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers, money, and time. With info on signing etiquette, communicating with people in the Deaf community, and using ASL to aid child development, this book makes signing fun for the entire family.

A Basic Course in American Sign Language Book
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A Basic Course in American Sign Language


  • Author : Tom Humphries
  • Publisher : T J Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0932666426

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A Basic Course in American Sign Language Book Description :

This series of tapes is designed to illustrate the various exercises and dialogues that help beginning students in reading sign language.

SignWriting Basics Book

SignWriting Basics


  • Author : Valerie J. Sutton
  • Publisher : SignWriting
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 9780914336495

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Sign Language for Kids Book
Score: 4
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Sign Language for Kids


  • Author : Lora Heller
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : 1402706723

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Sign Language for Kids Book Description :

Color photographs illustrate sign language for numbers, letters, colors, feelings, animals, and clothes.

American Sign Language For Dummies Book

American Sign Language For Dummies


  • Author : Adan R. Penilla, II
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-11-11
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119286103

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American Sign Language For Dummies Book Description :

Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher. Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies, the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children. Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated Get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf Understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication Practice signing with videos online If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast.

Linguistics of American Sign Language Book
Score: 4.5
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Linguistics of American Sign Language


  • Author : Clayton Valli
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 1563680971

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Linguistics of American Sign Language Book Description :

New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4

Grammar  Gesture  and Meaning in American Sign Language Book
Score: 3
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Grammar Gesture and Meaning in American Sign Language


  • Author : Scott K. Liddell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0521016509

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The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book Book

The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book


  • Author : Linda Lascelle Hillebrand
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 1563683105

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The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book Book Description :

The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book features 54 different puzzles to help students learn, review, and strengthen their signing vocabulary. Inspired by the bestselling dictionary, this unique workbook offers a variety of puzzles at three different levels — easy, medium, and difficult. Author Linda Lascelle Hillebrand provides a concise explanation of the basic handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL), then invites readers to have fun while solving all sorts of sign puzzles. Users can practice sign identification with Crossword and Word Search puzzles that have signs as clues rather than words. Easy puzzles show as few as six signs while advanced puzzles contain as many as 30 signs each. Some of the crossword puzzles provide spaces both across and down for the multiple meanings that many signs can represent. Handshape Order puzzles require users to identify the handshape of the sign in an illustration, then list the sign’s meaning in English. Match puzzles also challenge readers to find corresponding signs for English glosses. Solutions to It Doesn’t Belong and Sign Description puzzles depend upon knowing the parameters of ASL signs—handshape, orientation, location, and movement—to deduce which word in a list doesn’t belong, and to write the English word for the described signs. The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book is a new, different, and entertaining way to practice ASL that students of all ages are sure to enjoy.

The Canadian Dictionary of ASL Book
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The Canadian Dictionary of ASL


  • Author : Carole Sue Bailey
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2002-06-27
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 840
  • ISBN 10 : 0888643004

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The Canadian Dictionary of ASL Book Description :

The Canadian Dictionary of ASL offers clear illustrations and sign descriptions alongside English definitions, making it a valuable reference for Deaf and hearing users alike. Features of the Dictionary include: easy-to-understand illustrations for every sign; specific written instructions for forming the sign; definitions, parts of speech, usage notes; tips on how to use the signs in visual conversation; and regional variations of signs. Separate sections are included on: fingerspelling, ASL handshapes, numbers, pronouns, time concepts, and geographic place names.

Sign Languages of the World Book

Sign Languages of the World


  • Author : Julie Bakken Jepsen
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-10-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1018
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614518174

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Sign Languages of the World Book Description :

Although a number of edited collections deal with either the languages of the world or the languages of particular regions or genetic families, only a few cover sign languages or even include a substantial amount of information on them. This handbook provides information on some 38 sign languages, including basic facts about each of the languages, structural aspects, history and culture of the Deaf communities, and history of research. This information will be of interest not just to general audiences, including those who are deaf, but also to linguists and students of linguistics. By providing information on sign languages in a manner accessible to a less specialist audience, this volume fills an important gap in the literature.

Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners Book

Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners


  • Author : Lou Fant
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071642392

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Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners Book Description :

Quick and easy phrases in ASL for daily life Perfect Phrases for American Sign Language provides 150 essential phrases for hearing-impaired users of ASL and those who interact with them. ASL expert Barbara Bernstein Fant--carrying on the work of her late husband Lou--and illustrator Betty Miller make it easy for you to pick up key signs for everyday communication without having to have prior knowledge of signing. This handy reference is perfect for comfortably and confidently communicating with loved ones, coworkers, patients, or anyone who uses ASL.

Numbering in American Sign Language Book

Numbering in American Sign Language


  • Author : Dawn Sign Press
  • Publisher : Dawn Sign Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015052884163

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Numbering in American Sign Language Book Description :

With the Numbering in American Sign Language book you have immediate access to ASL numbers gathered in one volume.Organized in twelve chapters with sign vocabulary, phrases, and their English translations. You have the tool with Numbering in American Sign Language to Know Your Numbers Topics organized to compliment the video Number Signs for Everyone.

Language  Cognition  and the Brain Book

Language Cognition and the Brain


  • Author : Karen Emmorey
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2001-11-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135664817

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Language Cognition and the Brain Book Description :

Once signed languages are recognized as natural human languages, a world of exploration opens up. Signed languages provide a powerful tool for investigating the nature of human language and language processing, the relation between cognition and language, and the neural organization of language. The value of sign languages lies in their modality. Specifically, for perception, signed languages depend upon high-level vision and motion processing systems, and for production, they require the integration of motor systems involving the hands and face. These facts raise many questions: What impact does this different biological base have for grammatical systems? For online language processing? For the acquisition of language? How does it affect nonlinguistic cognitive structures and processing? Are the same neural systems involved? These are some of the questions that this book aims at addressing. The answers provide insight into what constrains grammatical form, language processing, linguistic working memory, and hemispheric specialization for language. The study of signed languages allows researchers to address questions about the nature of linguistic and cognitive systems that otherwise could not be easily addressed.

Universal Grammar and American Sign Language Book

Universal Grammar and American Sign Language


  • Author : D.C. Lillo-Martin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401134682

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Universal Grammar and American Sign Language Book Description :

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE American Sign Language (ASL) is the visual-gestural language used by most of the deaf community in the United States and parts of Canada. On the surface, this language (as all signed languages) seems radically different from the spoken languages which have been used to formulate theories of linguistic princi ples and parameters. However, the position taken in this book is that when the surface effects of modality are stripped away, ASL will be seen to follow many of the patterns proposed as universals for human language. If these theoretical constructs are meant to hold for language in general, then they should hold for natural human language in any modality; and ifASL is such a natural human language, then it too must be accounted for by any adequate theory of Universal Grammar. For this rea son, the study of ASL can be vital for proposed theories of Universal Grammar. Recent work in several theoretical frameworks of syntax as well as phonology have argued that indeed, ASL is such a lan guage. I will assume then, that principles of Universal Gram mar, and principles that derive from it, are applicable to ASL, and in fact that ASL can serve as one of the languages which test Universal Grammar. There is an important distinction to be drawn, however, be tween what is called here 'American Sign Language', and other forms of manual communication.

Seeing Language in Sign Book

Seeing Language in Sign


  • Author : Jane Maher
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 156368053X

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Seeing Language in Sign Book Description :

Seeing Language in Sign traces the process that Stokoe followed to prove scientifically and unequivocally that American Sign Language (ASL) met the full criteria of linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and use of language - to be classified a fully developed language.

American Sign Language Dictionary Flexi Book
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American Sign Language Dictionary Flexi


  • Author : Martin L. Sternberg
  • Publisher : Collins Reference
  • Release Date : 1998-11-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105120219584

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American Sign Language Dictionary Flexi Book Description :

An updated version of the abridged edition of the author's "American Sign Language" features more than five hundred new signs in a guide to the third most common language in the United States

Interaction of Morphology and Syntax in American Sign Language Book

Interaction of Morphology and Syntax in American Sign Language


  • Author : Carol A. Padden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315449661

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Interaction of Morphology and Syntax in American Sign Language Book Description :

This study, first published in 1988, examines cases of interaction of morphology and syntax in American Sign Language and proposes that clause structure and syntactic phenomena are not defined in terms of verb agreement or sign order, but in terms of grammatical relations. Using the framework of relational grammar developed by Perlmutter and Postal in which grammatical relations such as "subject", "direct object", etc. are taken as primitives of linguistic theory, facts about syntactic phenomena, including verb agreement and sign order are accounted for in a general way. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

American Sign Language Book
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American Sign Language


  • Author : Charlotte Lee Baker-Shenk
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN 10 : 093032384X

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American Sign Language Book Description :

The videocassettes illustrate dialogues for the text it accompanies, and also provides ASL stories, poems and dramatic prose for classroom use. Each dialogue is presented three times to allow the student to "converse with" each signer. Also demonstrates the grammar and structure of sign language. The teacher's text on grammar and culture focuses on the use of three basic types of sentences, four verb inflections, locative relationships and pronouns, etc. by using sign language. The teacher's text on curriculum and methods gives guidelines on teaching American Sign Language and Structured activities for classroom use.