|American Sign Language|
Best known as the Green Books, the American Sign Language books provide teachers and students of American Sign Language (ASL) with the complete means for learning about the culture, community, and the native language of Deaf people. A group of 15 ASL teachers and linguists reviewed all five books to ensure that they were accurate and easy to comprehend.
A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and Culture
This volume of the American Sign Language series explains in depth the grammar and structure of American Sign Language (ASL) while also presenting a description of the Deaf community in the United States. Written for teachers with minimal training in linguistics, it includes many illustrations, examples, and dialogues that also focus on specific aspects of the Deaf community.
ISBN 978-0-930323-84-4, 7 x 10 paperback, 488 pages, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, bibliography, glossary, index
A Teacher's Resource Text on Curriculum, Methods, and Evaluation
This practical textbook details the framework for understanding and using second-language teaching techniques for ASL. Using this interactive approach to teaching language, instructors can create situations to help students learn how to converse in ASL. Conducting dialogues and drills in the classroom is explained fully; activities and exercises to supplement dialogues and drills in student textbooks are provided.
ISBN 978-0-930323-85-1, 7 x 10 paperback, 204 pages, illustrations, diagrams, index
The three Student Texts are designed to help students acquire conversational ability in ASL and an awareness and appreciation of deaf people. Each text contains nine instructional units that present major grammatical features of ASL through dialogues, introduce students to the intricate features of ASL structure, discuss individual grammatical features, and include sample drills.
A Student Text Units 1–9
ISBN 978-0-930323-86-8, 7 x 10 paperback, 202 pages, illustrations, diagrams, index
A Student Text Units 10–18
ISBN 978-0-930323-87-5, 7 x 10 paperback, 196 pages, illustrations, diagrams, index
A Student Text Units 19–27
ISBN 978-0-930323-88-2, 7 x 10 paperback, 196 pages, illustrations, diagrams, index
Charlotte Baker-Shenk is a consultant on ASL linguistics and empowerment in Sharpsburg, MD.
Dennis Cokely is Director, American Sign Language Program and Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
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