The American Sign Language Handshape Starter

The American Sign Language Handshape Starter

A Beginner's Guide

Book - 2002
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Beginning signers now can improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter illustrates 800 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, nature and animals, and many others from everyday conversation. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter begins with a confidence-building introduction to ASL use and structure, and 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.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, c2002
Description: vi, 199 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781563681301
Branch Call Number: 419 Ten
Additional Contributors: Brown, Marianne Gluszak.


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Sep 21, 2019

If you are at all interested in learning very basic sign language skills, then, this compact, little directory will certainly prove to be a helpful guide for you.

Through easy-to-follow illustrations and simple, straight-forward text - This book will give you the means to familiarize yourself with a fairly complex range of hand and facial gestures that are frequently used among deaf and hearing-impaired persons in Canada and the USA.

(*Note of advice*) - Do not practice signing in front of a mirror. 'Cause you'll end up getting things backwards.

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