The American Sign Language Phrase Book by Barbara Bernstein FantThe American Sign Language Phrase Book by Barbara Bernstein Fant

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

byBarbara Bernstein Fant, Betty Miller, Lou Fant

Paperback | August 11, 2008

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Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL

You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people.

Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills.

From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

Lou Fant (1931-2001) was heralded as a leading expert in the ASL field and an ambassador between the deaf and hearing worlds. He was a teacher, interpreter, consultant, sign language coach, and actor. Fant cofounded the National Theatre of the Deaf in 1967. Barbara Bernstein Fant has taught beginning and advanced ASL at Seattl...
Title:The American Sign Language Phrase BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:August 11, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071497137

ISBN - 13:9780071497138


Table of Contents

Preface to 3rd EditionIntroduction: How To Use This Book
A Guide to American Sign Language
Everyday Expressions
Signing and Deafness
Getting Acquainted
Food and Drink
Sports and Recreation
Animals, Colors
Numbers, Time, Dates, and Money
Appendix: The Manual Alphabet