Download PDF by Kristin Mulrooney: American Sign Language Demystified

By Kristin Mulrooney

ISBN-10: 0071601376

ISBN-13: 9780071601375

ISBN-10: 0071601384

ISBN-13: 9780071601382

Decode ASL with tips from a Gallaudet college professor and a worthwhile DVD. nice as a complement to a high-school or collage. path or for self-study, American signal Language. Demystified walks you step by step in the course of the basics. of this visible language. At your individual speed, you'll study uncomplicated grammar buildings, become aware of the nuances of physique language in ASL, grasp tips on how to exhibit time as opposed to verb demanding in different languages, and construct an invaluable ASL vocabulary of symptoms and phrases.. through the ebook you could visual display unit your growth via self-tests, and a accomplished ultimate examination on the finish of the e-book supplies speedy suggestions on new language abilities. The ebook additionally beneficial properties a hundred and fifty photographs of signing in growth in addition to a 90-minute DVD of words and conversations in ASL.

Show description

Read or Download American Sign Language Demystified PDF

Best language & grammar books

Diglossia and Language Contact: Language Variation and - download pdf or read online

This quantity offers an in depth research of language touch in North Africa and explores the ancient presence of the languages utilized in the quarter, together with different types of Arabic and Berber in addition to ecu languages. utilizing quite a lot of information units, it presents a finished research of the mechanisms of language touch lower than classical diglossia and societal bilingualism, interpreting a number of situations of oral and written code-switching.

Download e-book for iPad: The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and by Maura Velázquez-Castillo

The Grammar of ownership: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive examine of linguistic buildings in Paraguayan Guaraní that are at once or not directly linked to the semantic area of inalienability. structures analyzed within the ebook comprise adnominal and predicative possessive buildings, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension.

Download PDF by Christoph Schubert, Christina Sanchez-stockhammer: Variational Text Linguistics: Revisiting Register in English

This quantity fosters the sphere of 'variational textual content linguistics'. Its specialize in either useful and local varieties of textual version presents new insights into the idea that of 'register'. The ebook is a discussion board for the outline and dialogue of registers that have no longer obtained adequate linguistic consciousness thus far.

Extra info for American Sign Language Demystified

Sample text

How facial expressions are used to provide discursive information. 5. How facial expressions are used to convey a character. 6. How the body is used to produce lexical signs. 7. How the body is used to indicate different signers. 8. How the body is used to indicate different topics in a discussion. 9. How the body is used to demonstrate a physical action. 10. How the body is used to demonstrate a character. QUIZ 1. True or false: Facial expressions are used to identify basic sentence structures in ASL.

Conditional sentences are those that have an “if-then” situation. ” The equivalent of this sentence in ASL would look like this: cond TOMORROW RAIN GAME CANCEL The NMS looks nearly like the one used to mark topics: the eyebrows are raised, the head is tilted, and the nonmanual signal only occurs with the first two signs, TOMORROW and RAIN—the “if” portion of the sentence. ” This NMS is produced while maintaining direct eye contact with the addressee and 54 American Sign Language Demystified a frown or serious expression.

In this example, the glossed sentence would look like this: y/n PRO HOME 52 American Sign Language Demystified Some questions require more than a yes/no answer. ” In English, we use the words who, what, when, where, why, or how in these questions. ASL has lexical signs for these concepts as well (you will learn more about them and other types of questions in Chapter 8). In addition, however, the question must be produced with the correct nonmanual signal. In the nonmanual signal that accompanies WH- questions, the eyebrows are furrowed, and the head and torso are shifted slightly forward.

Download PDF sample

American Sign Language Demystified by Kristin Mulrooney

by Anthony

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 3 votes