New Book Collection is located in the back of the library.
Hands that speak : learn essential American Sign Language in 30 days by Horace CarrollEmbark on a remarkable journey into the world of American Sign Language (ASL) with our comprehensive 30-day beginner's guide. American Sign Language for Beginners offers a seamless path to acquiring the skills necessary for effective communication with individuals in your household, community, and educational settings. This meticulously designed program equips you with the fundamental building blocks of ASL, spanning from learning letters and numbers to mastering essential vocabulary and grammar. By immersing yourself in this beginner's guide, you will establish a solid foundation in American Sign Language, enabling you to engage confidently in real-world interactions. Each daily lesson requires less than 30 minutes of your time and focuses on a specific set of vocabulary or ASL grammar, ensuring efficient and enjoyable progress.
The Book of Name Signs by Samuel J. SupallaUnveiling fascinating insights about the origins of American Sign Language name signs, this book shows how they serve the same function as proper names used in the hearing community. It also details how the history of the name sign system dates back to the early years of deaf education. Included for reference is a list of more than 500 name signs available for appropriate selection and illustrated charts.
The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language by Clayton Valli (Editor); Peggy Swartzel Lott (Illustrator); Daniel Renner (Illustrator); Rob Hills (Illustrator)Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Valli, The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language contains over 3,000 illustrations. Each sign illustration, including depictions of fingerspelling when appropriate, incorporates a complete list of English synonyms. A full, alphabetized English index enables users to cross-reference words and signs throughout the entire volume. The comprehensive introduction lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaining in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. It also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. This extraordinary reference also provides a special section on ASL classifiers and their use. Readers will find complete descriptions of the various classifiers and examples of how to use these integral facets of ASL. The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language is an outstanding ASL reference for all instructors, students, and users of ASL. *Please note that this paperback edition does not include the DVD found in the hardcover edition.
Call Number: HV 2475 .G35 2021
Publication Date: 2021-08-24
The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary by Richard A. Tennant; Marianne Gluszak Brown; Valerie Nelson-Metlay (Illustrator)This unique reference can help users locate a sign whose meaning they have forgotten, or help them find the meaning of a new sign they have just seen for the first time. It organizes more than 1,900 ASL signs by 40 basic handshapes and includes detailed descriptions on how to form these signs to represent the different English words that they might mean. Users can begin to track down a sign by determining whether it is formed with one hand or two. Further distinctions of handshape, palm orientation, location, movement, and nonmanual signals help them pinpoint their search while also refining their grasp of ASL syntax and grammar. A complete English word index provides the option of referring to an alphabetical listing of English terms to locate an equivalent sign or choice of signs. This dictionary features: More than 1,900 sign illustrations, organized by handshape Complete index of English vocabulary for all signs An introduction to Deaf culture and ASL structure The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary is a one-of-a-kind resource for learning ASL and enhancing communication skills in both ASL and English.
American Sign Language by Dennis Cokely (Contribution by); Charlotte BakershenkBest known as the Green Books, the American Sign Language books provide teachers and students of American Sign Language (ASL) with the complete means for learning about the culture, community, and the native language of Deaf people. A group of 15 ASL teachers and linguists reviewed all five books to ensure that they were accurate and easy to comprehend. The three Student Texts are designed to help students acquire conversational ability in ASL and an awareness and appreciation of deaf people. Each text contains nine instructional units that present major grammatical features of ASL through dialogues, introduce students to the intricate features of ASL structure, and discuss individual grammatical features, with sample drills to reinforce mastery of each one.
Call Number: HV2474.C639 1991 V.1
Publication Date: 1991-04-01
What's Your Sign for Pizza? by Ceil Lucas; Robert Bayley; Clayton ValliLucas, Valli (both Gallaudet U.) and Bayley (U. of Texas, San Antonio) present materials designed to introduce members of the Deaf community and the general public to the sociolinguistic variation in American Sign Language (ASL). These materials are a part of the resulting products from a seven-year
Call Number: HV2474.L835 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-06
Master ASL! -- Level One by Jason E. ZinzaText and DVD combination teaches grammatical competence and communicative skills along with an awareness and sensitivity to the sociocultural patterns and use of American Sign Language.
Call Number: HV2474.Z56 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-15
Master ASL by Jason E. ZinzaWhile this book is designed to accompany the Master ASL! curriculum, it can be used independently to develop and improve fingerspelling, numbers and glossing skills.
Call Number: HV2474.Z562 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-15
Textbooks on Reserve
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