Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program For Learning And Using Sign Language In Everyday Life by Rod R. ButterworthSigning Made Easy: A Complete Program For Learning And Using Sign Language In Everyday Life by Rod R. Butterworth

Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program For Learning And Using Sign Language In Everyday Life

byRod R. Butterworth, Mickey Flodin

Paperback | February 20, 1989

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A comprehensive guide to learning and using Sign Language in everyday life

The authors of the acclaimed Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing and The Pocket Dictionary of Signing have created a text and workbook in one. This volume will teach you how to use signing in English sentence format. Signing Made Easy offers the most thorough, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding.

Presented in a large-format, easy-to-follow design, this book includes:
• More than 3,500 different signs, with clear illustrations and descriptions
• Instructions on how to sign in complete sentences
• Exercises for learning how to give and receive signs
• Drills to reinforce vocabulary retention
• Chapters organized by subject -- from "Work and Careers" to "Family and Social Life" to "Food" --that build progressively on previous lessons
• The complete manual alphabet
• Spelling exercises throughout
• Instructions for forming numbers and inflections
• A complete index for easy reference
Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.
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Title:Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program For Learning And Using Sign Language In Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.9 × 8.1 × 0.5 inPublished:February 20, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399514902

ISBN - 13:9780399514906

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most Comprehensive Signing Book "Signing Made Easy" by Rod R. Butterworth and Mickey Flodin allows a person with no previous training in sign language to learn this exciting language. With step by step pictures and verbal descriptions, coupled with overview pages and quizzes this book is the most complete sign language intruction book I have yet to find. I recommend this book to anyone who is the least bit interested in learning the language of the hand or just needs a refresher course.
Date published: 2000-10-07

Table of Contents

Signing Made EasyForeword

Introduction

History

How to Use This Book

Suggestions and Tips for Easier Signing

Hand Shapes

Inflections

Numbers

The Manual Alphabet

Chapter 1
Family and Social Life

Chapter 2
Work and Careers

Chapter 3
Food

Chapter 4
Travel and Holidays

Chapter 5
Sports and Recreation

Chapter 6
Seasons, Time, and Weather

Chapter 7
Emotions

Chapter 8
Money and Shopping

Chapter 9
Education

Chapter 10
Health and Emergencies

Chapter 11
Religion

Chapter 12
Animals and Nature

Answers

Additional Descriptions

Index

From Our Editors

For the fourth most used language in the United States, there has not previously been a manual that did more than simply show how to make individual signs. Signing Made Easy teaches how to use signing as a language