The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Autor: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642358
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Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

Perfect Phrases In American Sign Language For Beginners

Autor: Lou Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642390
File Size: 67,84 MB
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Quick and easy phrases in ASL for daily life Perfect Phrases for American Sign Language provides 150 essential phrases for hearing-impaired users of ASL and those who interact with them. ASL expert Barbara Bernstein Fant--carrying on the work of her late husband Lou--and illustrator Betty Miller make it easy for you to pick up key signs for everyday communication without having to have prior knowledge of signing. This handy reference is perfect for comfortably and confidently communicating with loved ones, coworkers, patients, or anyone who uses ASL.

Ntc S Dictionary Of American Slang And Colloquial Expressions

Autor: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071392041
File Size: 31,85 MB
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The revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.

Hands Of My Father

Autor: Myron Uhlberg
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553906275
File Size: 35,14 MB
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By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg’s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents—and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it. “Does sound have rhythm?” my father asked. “Does it rise and fall like the ocean? Does it come and go like the wind?” Such were the kinds of questions that Myron Uhlberg’s deaf father asked him from earliest childhood, in his eternal quest to decipher, and to understand, the elusive nature of sound. Quite a challenge for a young boy, and one of many he would face. Uhlberg’s first language was American Sign Language, the first sign he learned: “I love you.” But his second language was spoken English—and no sooner did he learn it than he was called upon to act as his father’s ears and mouth in the stores and streets of the neighborhood beyond their silent apartment in Brooklyn. Resentful as he sometimes was of the heavy burdens heaped on his small shoulders, he nonetheless adored his parents, who passed on to him their own passionate engagement with life. These two remarkable people married and had children at the absolute bottom of the Great Depression—an expression of extraordinary optimism, and typical of the joy and resilience they were able to summon at even the darkest of times. From the beaches of Coney Island to Ebbets Field, where he watches his father’s hero Jackie Robinson play ball, from the branch library above the local Chinese restaurant where the odor of chow mein rose from the pages of the books he devoured to the hospital ward where he visits his polio-afflicted friend, this is a memoir filled with stories about growing up not just as the child of two deaf people but as a book-loving, mischief-making, tree-climbing kid during the remarkably eventful period that spanned the Depression, the War, and the early fifties. From the Hardcover edition.

A Man Without Words

Autor: Susan Schaller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959310
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For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no sign language. She found him obviously intelligent and sharply observant but unable to communicate, and she felt compelled to bring him to a comprehension of words. The book vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language. This second edition includes a new chapter and afterword.

Ntc S Super Mini Common American Phrases

Autor: Spears
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780070593992
File Size: 14,77 MB
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NTC s Super-Mini Common American Phrases contains 1,700 common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. This dictionary contains phrases that Americans frequently use in their greetings, goodbyes, and everyday small talk. The entries have been selected with the special needs of nonnative speakers in mind and are presented in realistic contexts. The most useful and up-to-date guide of its kind, this book is an invaluable reference for all students of English who want to know the most common and colloquial expressions used in American speech today.

Ntc S Multilingual Dictionary Of American Sign Language

Autor: Claude O. Proctor
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780844207322
File Size: 47,53 MB
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Presents line drawings, with arrows indicating motion, for 2,500 English words and lists their equivalent in 13 European, Asian, and Middle Eastern languages. An index for each language refers to the main entries which are alphabetical in English. Both the International and American Sign Language fi