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Discover the intricacies of American Sign Language with this comprehensive, essential guide to learning the basics of sign language.
The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream—it’s even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers, money, and time. With info on signing etiquette, communicating with people in the Deaf community, and using ASL to aid child development, this book makes signing fun for the entire family.
About the Author
Irene Duke (Mashpee, MA) has been a professional instructor of American Sign Language for more than twenty years. She is the director of ASL programs at Massasoit College and in the Whitman-Hanson (Massachusetts) Regional School District. She establishes direct onsite ASL courses, workshops, and lectures throughout New England for educators, child-care providers, medical personnel, and special needs and community service organizations.