American Sign Language (ASL) is a complex range of hand and facial gestures used among deaf and hearing-impared communities throughout the United States and Canada. It is a rich, colorful, and diverse language, which is quite distinct from spoken or written English. This directory is a basic introduction to the vocabulary, grammar, and etiquette of ASL. It begins with numbers and the letters of the alphabet, before moving on to a range of common words and simple phrases. It is a suitable guide for all newcomers to the language.
Published: Mar, 2005
Consultant Editor Professor JAMES WOMACK works as an ASL instructor at the Community College of Southern Nevada. He has taught and counselled deaf students for many years, conducts ASL workshops, and has been extensively involved in community programs for the deaf. He is a member of the American Sign Language Teachers' Association and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
- 208 pages
- h 210mm x w 123mm
- full colour throughout
- 13,000 words
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