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The American Sign Language Starter

A Beginner's Guide

Richard A. Tennant and Marianne Gluszak Brown, Illustrations by Valerie Nelson-Metlay

Publication Year: 2002

Beginning signers now can improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook based upon the revolutionary dictionary. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter illustrates 800 of the most frequently used signs, arranging them by the 40 standard handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL). Carefully chosen for their common use, the signs also have been organized by day-to-day topics, including food, travel, family, sports, clothing, school terms, time, nature and animals, and many others from everyday conversation.

Published by: Gallaudet University Press

Front Matter

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Introduction

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pp. 1-9

The American Sign Language Handshape Starter is designed to be a first book for learning American Sign Language. Readers will find more than 800 signs with which to build their signing vocabulary. The Handshape Starter is arranged into twenty different topic areas, with the signs organized by handshape rather than in alphabetical order. This unique format allows users to ...

The American Manual Alphabet

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p. 10-10

The American Manual Numbers

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p. 11-11

The American Sign Language Handshapes

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pp. 12-13

1. Classroom Vocabulary

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pp. 14-31

2. Question Words

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pp. 32-34

3. Action Words

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pp. 35-51

4. Quantity

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pp. 52-56

5. Prepositions

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pp. 57-59

6. People

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pp. 60-69

7. Thoughts/Emotions

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pp. 70-80

8. Food

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pp. 81-93

9. Sports

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pp. 94-97

10. Opposites

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pp. 98-107

11. Animals

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pp. 108-112

12. Days of the Week/Time

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pp. 113-121

13. Holidays/Religion

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pp. 122-127

14. Travel/Transportation

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pp. 128-131

15. Colors

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pp. 132-134

16. Weather/Seasons

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pp. 135-137

17. Clothing

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pp. 138-140

18. Health/Body

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pp. 141-146

19. Community

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pp. 147-155

20. Sentence Builders

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pp. 156-170

Index of Terms

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pp. 171-197

Subject Index

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pp. 198-199


E-ISBN-13: 9781563681820
E-ISBN-10: 156368182X
Print-ISBN-13: 9781563681301
Print-ISBN-10: 1563681307

Page Count: 176
Illustrations: 800 sign illustrations
Publication Year: 2002