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The Everything Sign Language Book: American Sign Language Made Easy... All New Photos!

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The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream; it's even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers ...more
Unknown Binding, 306 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Adams Media Corporation (first published December 2003)
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Angela
Mar 15, 2008 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to learn Sign Language
Recommended to Angela by: I searched for it
I'm reading this right now. I find it helps explain details that are not in the Sign Language dictionary, but explain how to tell the difference around the certain signs, word order, and background the the deaf community. They say in South Dekota they opened up a deaf town that it consist of all worker that speak Sign Language. I think it would be fun to go too.
Angela
Heather
This book was a fun read.

Things I like:
- I like that it has a lot of information about Deaf culture, the Deaf community, the history of sign. There is even really great information that is usually not included in ASL books - on accommodations for a Deaf person's hotel or hospital room, how to behave around a guide dog, how to use a TTY, etc. Some of the information was kind of like preaching to the choir (e.g., why health care and police workers should learn ASL) and thus less interesting, but
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Melissa Marin
I'm taking an ASL class right now and I found the history of ASL interesting. I personally find watching a person (live or in videos) most useful when learning though because movement and palm orientation is very important and a book can't demonstrate that as well as a human.
Shelli
I am so frustrated with this book right now! My daughter and I have been reading a chapter at a time and carefully going over and over the information and signs only to check http://www.handspeak.com and see that MANY of them are incorrect. Yes, words often have multiple signs and vary regionally but there is no way this is the case with so many of the basic signs. I feel like we wasted the last few weeks learning information that I can't trust to be accurate. If anyone knows a source that can b ...more
Fullfaun
This book made it so easy to pick it up and practice right away. I had to use some signs that weekend!
Erika
I actually really like this book's introduction to sign language and what kinds of people use it. The pictures are intuitive and was overall a good starter for me in ASL.
Kianna
Feb 13, 2008 Kianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
my main goal right now is to teach mysel sign language. this book is really helping me out and i've learned more than i thought i could learn in a month
Leslie
I don't think this book is the most efficient way to learn sign languauge. It doesn't flow the way I would like it to...
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