- Age Range: 8 and up
- Spiral-bound: 288 pages
- Publisher: T. J. Publishers; 2nd edition (June 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0932666426
- ISBN-13: 978-0932666420
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 208 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Basic Course in American Sign Language 2nd Edition
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There are obvious problems with writing a text for a visual gestural language. This text attempts to alleviate some of these problems by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. The text is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding lessons.
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He really likes it and takes it with him to class each week. He said it's easy to understand and he was glad I ordered it.
This book is old. Many deaf instructors will tell you that. However, it is a great buy. If you are going to start studying ASL this is a good book to have. Nice build up with grammar in each lesson. Look at the lesson's words first and then read the grammar exercises. I really like this book and I find it a lot better than some more used classroom books such as "signing naturally". Also, I have to say that as a starting out student in ASL, some books are not ASL and the beginning students will make some mistakes. This is a great ASL book. One draw back is that the pictures are a little hard to interpret sometimes. As such, this is a book you would want to look up signs that you for got. And a book that you would want to have to supplement a classroom experience so that you could check to see if you have the signs correctly down.
I've been caring the book around for the past year and it has held up very well. The illustrations are clear easy to understand.
The book structure is also a little confusing; the examples are not terribly helpful, particularly in early chapters. Overall, it is OK, but probably overpriced.