American Sign Language Demystified

American Sign Language Demystified

by Kristin Mulrooney

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Overview

Get your message across using your hands and your body language

Want to communicate with the Deaf community but are mystified how to start? With American Sign Language Demystified you'll learn this unique visual language, and a whole new world of communication will be opened to you.

At your own pace, you will learn basic grammar structures, discover the nuances of body positioning, master how to convey time, and build a useful vocabulary of signs and phrases. To help you on your way, the accompanying 100-minute DVD features in-depth demonstrations of how to make signs and create phrases and sentences as executed in American Sign Language.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A DVD that contains all the signs and phrases in the book as well as hundreds of additional vocabulary signs
  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter to monitor your progress
  • Etiquette you need to know when using ASL
  • A helpful history of ASL

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, American Sign Language Demystified will help you communicate in ASL confidently and comfortably.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071601382
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/04/2009
Series: Demystified
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Kristin Mulrooney, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of linguistics at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for the Deaf. Dr. Mulrooney's research interest is focused on the relationship between language theory and language use. Her research has focused on the structure of personal narratives in ASL, the role of metaphor in ASL discourse structure and the comparison of ASL narrative structure and narrative structure of spoken languages.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started--Background
1. About ASL
2. Body Language and Facial Expressions
3. Grammar and Sentence Structure
4. Verbs
5. Variation in ASL
6. Deaf Etiquette
Part II: Expanding on the Basics
7. Meeting and Greeting People
8. Asking Questions
9. Describing People and Things
10. Expressing Likes and Dislikes
11. Expressing Past, Present, and Future
12. The Manual Alphabet-- Fingerspelling
13. Numbers, Dates, and Time
Part III: Building a Sign and Phrase Vocabulary
14. Family and Friends
15. Health
16. Travel
17. Food
18. Shopping
19. Technology
20. Additionarl Signs and Expressions
Final Exam
Answer Key to Chapter Quizzes

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American Sign Language Demystified with DVD 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kenneth Crist More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. WEB SITE MISLEADING THAT A AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE DEMYSTIFIED DVD COMES WITH THIS? NO IT DOES NOT! ONLY COMES WITH HARD COPY BOOK? THE E-READER VERSION DOES NOT COME WITH ANY DVD? E-READER VERSION HAS THUMBNAIL IMAGES YOU CANNOYT ENLARGE? YOU CANNOT DISTINGUISH WHAT FORM FINGER SIGN OR EVEN SEE WHAT POSITION FINGERS ARE IN TO FORM ANY LETTER! I do not reccomend.
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