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Learn American Sign Language

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Everything You Need to Start Signing
This is the ultimate guide to learning American Sign Language, including finger spelling, numbers, inflections, hand shapes.

Learn American Sign Language

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American Sign Language (ASL) is a vibrant, easy-to-learn language that is used by approximately half a million people each day. Current with the latest ASL signs and filled with thousands of photographs of Deaf actors, Learn American Sign Language is the most comprehensive guide of its kind.

  • Learn more than 800 signs including for school, the workplace, around the house, out and about, food and drink, nature, emotions, small talk, and more
  • Unlock the storytelling possibilities of ASL with classifiers, easy ways to modify signs that can turn “fishing” into “catching a big fish” and “walking” into “walking with a group”
  • Find out how to make sentences with signs, use the proper facial expressions with your signs, and other vital tips

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About the Author

James W. Guido is an American Sign Language instructor and the artistic director of the New York Deaf Theatre. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he's currently a professor of ASL at the College of Staten Island, and hopes to some day be a Broadway actor while continuing to teach ASL through the use of theatre. This is his first book.
Product Type Book
Author Name James Guido
Author Type Deaf
Page Count 256
Book Type Hard Cover, Spiral Bound
ISBN 9781577151074

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  1. Excellent! Review by ASL Learner
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    This book is fantastic. It really explains the reasons why one signs certain ways and helps this amazing 3-D language to be clear...something difficult to do with a book! (Posted on 2/1/2018)

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