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

The American Sign Language Phrase Book with DVD

byBarbara Bernstein Fant, Lou Fant

Book & Toy | May 13, 2011

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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 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.

This edition ncludes a two-hour DVD that presents right-and left-handed signers demonstrating every phrase in the book from chapter 3 through the appendix.

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 Seattle Centr...
Title:The American Sign Language Phrase Book with DVDFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:May 13, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071759328

ISBN - 13:9780071759328

Table of Contents

Preface1 How to Use This Book2 A Guide to ASL3 Greetings, Salutations, and Everyday Expressions (DVD)4 Signing and Deafness (DVD)5 Getting Acquainted (DVD)6 Health (DVD)7 Weather (DVD)8 Family (DVD)9 School (DVD)10 Food and Drink (DVD)11 Clothing (DVD)12 Sports and Recreation (DVD)13 Travel (DVD)14 Animals and Colors (DVD)15 Civics (DVD)16 Religion (DVD)17 Numbers, Time, Dates, & Money (DVD) 18 Technology (DVD)Appendix: The Manual Alphabet (DVD)