Signing - Elaine Costello (Paperback)

How to Speak With Your Hands

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Barcode
9780553375398
Department
Books
Released
1 Aug 1995
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Elaine Costello
Subtitle
How to Speak With Your Hands
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
REV UPD SU
Language
English
Number of Pages
262
Dimensions
273 x 203 x 25mm (181g)

Annotation

  • Shares more than one thousand hand gestures from the American sign language representing words dealing with things, people, foods, adjectives and adverbs, numbers, time, places, health, recreation, religion, and emotions
  • A revised and expanded edition of the widely used, helpfully illustrated, comprehensive guide to sign language includes easy-to-follow instructions, new signs, information on new technology and education, and more. Original.

Summary

American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide that has long been the invaluable and definitive guide for families, friends, and professionals who need to communicate effectively with deaf children and adults. Now this expanded edition, with redesigned interiors and updated material, includes even more signs; large, upper-torso illustrations clearly show formation and movement of the hands, and their relation to the face and body. All the beautifully illustrated signs are accompanied by precise, easy-to-follow instructions on how to form them. This complete guide includes chapters on common phrases, the alphabet, foods and eating, health, recreation, and the newest chapter covering technology, politics. education, and music.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Reference
BISAC Subject 1
Language Arts & Disciplines / Sign Language
BISAC Subject 2
Language Arts & Disciplines / Sign Language
BISAC Subject 3
Language Arts & Disciplines / Sign Language
BIC Classification 1
Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication
Library Subject 1
Sign language.
Academic Subject 1
Sign Language For The Deaf
Dewey Classification
419

Author Bio

Dr. Elaine Costello has been an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than twenty years. For ten years she was a classroom teacher and supervisor in schools for the deaf. She is now the director and editor in chief of the Gallaudet College Press at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf.