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.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started--Background
1. About ASL
2. Body Language and Facial Expressions
3. Grammar and Sentence Structure
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
20. Additionarl Signs and Expressions
Answer Key to Chapter Quizzes
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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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