The American Sign Language handshape starter : a beginner's guide / Richard A. Tennant, Marianne Gluszak Brown; illustrated by Valerie Nelson-Metlay
Book | Gallaudet University Press | 2002
Available at Gateway-Racine Campus New Books Display (HV 2474 T4.6 2002)

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Description
vi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
The American Manual Alphabet
The American Manual Numbers
American Sign Language Handshapes
1. Classroom Vocabulary
2. Questions Words
3. Action Words
4. Quantity
5. Prepositions
6. People
7. Thoughts/Emotions
8. Food
9. Sports
10. Opposites
11. Animals
12. Days of the Week/Time
13. Holidays/Religion
14. Travel/Transportation
15. Colors
16. Weather/Seasons
17. Clothing
18. Health/Body
19. Community
20. Sentence Builders
Summary
Beginning signers now can improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook based upon the revolutionary dictionary. 'The American Sign Language Handshape Starter' illustrates 840 of the most frequently used signs, arranging them by the 40 standard handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL). Carefully chosen for their common use, the signs also have been organized by day-to-day topics, including food, travel, family, sports, clothing, school terms, time, animals, and many others from everyday conversation. 'The American Sign Language Handshape Starter' begins with a confidence-building introduction to ASL use and structure, plus tips on basic signing. It also provides a simple guide to finding signs that are either new or familiar to learn their meanings. With the 'Handshape Starter', new signers, their teachers, and their parents will find improvement in ASL to be faster and even more enjoyable.
Contains illustrations of over 1,600 hand signs used in American Sign Language, with their English meanings, including one-hand and two-hand signs; grouped by initial handshape. Includes an alphabetical index of English words, with a page indication of the related illustration.
15.00 HPI (10-533-2) CMM (99-CMM-9)
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Brown, Marianne Gluszak.
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