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This beginning ASL textbook can be used in the classroom or for self-study. Organized into 44 lessons, it presents more than 1,300 signs representing 3,500 English glosses. Each lesson contains simple [black & white] drawings illustrating all signs, English equivalent words and synonyms, sample sentences to define vocabulary context, and practice sentences to reinforce ASL usage. This second edition contains new student activities that can be done in class, as homework, or as quizzes, plus new sign illustrations. This edition features a contextual sign/word appendix that displays groups of sentences using the same English word to show different meanings along with the corresponding ASL signs. It also includes an expanded index, vocabulary lists, and a reading reference list. Also new in this edition, lessons are enlivened with tips, mnemonic devices, and fact boxes on ASL grammar and Deaf culture. Shroyer is former professor and director of the Education of Deaf Children Program at the University of North Carolina. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Edgar H. Shroyer is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Education of Deaf Children Program, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
Susan P. Shroyer is a former teacher and administrator, the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Greensboro, and former lecturer, Department of Specialized Education Services, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
ISBN 978-1-56368-446-3, 8½ x 11 paperback, 560 pages, sign illustrations, index
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