Learn Sign Language in a Hurry: Grasp the Basics of American Sign Language Quickly and Easily

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Contents
 Introductionv
01 / Sign Language Basics1
 American Sign Language1
 The Big Four: Rules of Use4
 Intonation and Sign Order10
 Plurals11
 First Signs: The Manual Alphabet11
 Fingerspelling19
02 / Understanding, Asking, and Answering Questions23
 “Wh”Questions and “Yes-No”Questions23
 Trying Out Nonmanual Behaviors23
 Signing Wh- Words24
 Answering Questions27
 Explaining Relationships32
 People You Know35
 Pronouns and Possessives38
03 / Adding Color to Your Vocabulary41
 Describing People41
 Playing with Color42
 Getting Dressed45
 Describing the “Look”47
 Expressing Emotions49
 Using Signs in Storytelling54
 Classifiers59
 Shaping Language with Classifiers65

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Introduction v
  • 1- Sign Language Basics 1
  • 2- Understanding, Asking, and Answering Questions 23
  • 3- Adding Color to Your Vocabulary 41
  • 4- Playtime- Signing Sports and Venturing outside 67
  • 5- Learning Numbers and Signing Time 87
  • 6- Essential Vocabulary for Home and Abroad 117
  • Appendix A- Quizzes and Games 157
  • Appendix B- Resources 167
  • Appendix C- Glossary 175
  • Index 179
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