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E-Z American Sign Language

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ISBN10: 764144588
ISBN13: 9780764144585
Author: Barron's
Length: 504 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Barron's
Publish Date: 2011
Language: ASL and English

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Known for many years as Barronâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Easy Way Series, the new editions of these popular self-teaching titles are now Barronâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s E-Z Series. Brand-new cover designs reflect all new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than everâ€Ã¢€Â charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons. Meanwhile, the quality of the booksâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢ contents remains at least as high as ever. Barronâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s E-Z books are self-help manuals focused to improve studentsâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢ grades in a wide variety of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the level of difficulty ranges between high school and college-101 standards. Although primarily designed as self-teaching manuals, these books are also preferred by many teachers as classroom supplementsâ€Ã¢€Âand for some courses, as main textbooks. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, and feature both short quizzes and longer tests with answers to help students gauge their learning progress. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid.

This heavily illustrated, self-teaching guide to ASLâ€Ã¢€ÂAmerican Sign Languageâ€Ã¢€Âis useful both for the deaf and for those men and women who teach or work among deaf people. E-Z American Sign Language presents ASLâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 10 key grammatical rules and emphasizes the use of â€Ã…“facial grammarâ€Ã‚ as an important supplement to manual signing. Most of the bookâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s content takes the form of a presentation of more than 800 captioned line drawings that illustrate signs for their equivalent words and then show how to combine signs in order to communicate detailed statements.

Table of Contents:
Note to the Student
Introduction: American Sign Language
Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: The Deaf Community
Chapter 4: One Million New Signs
Chapter 5: Everyday ASL
Chapter 6: Directional Verbs and Communicating
Chapter 7: The Deaf Way
Chapter 8: Itâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s All Relative
Chapter 9: Body- and Gaze-Shiftingâ€Ã¢€ÂPersonalizing the Message
Chapter 10: Talking About Time
Chapter 11: Classifiers and the World Games for the Deaf
Chapter 12: Deaf Organizations
Chapter 13: The Deaf and Hearing World
Chapter 14: Poems and Humor
Chapter 15: Traveling with ASL
Appendix
Index

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