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Intermediate Conversational Sign Language

William J. Madsen

  $31.50s print edition
$31.50 e-book

Intermediate Conversational Sign Language is a significant departure from standard dictionary-type sign language books and a valuable tool in helping students develop conversational sign language competence. The text lends insight into the overall realm of human communication and merits a place in the library.”


This fully illustrated text offers a unique approach to using American Sign Language (ASL) and English in a bilingual setting. Each of the 25 lessons involve sign language conversation using colloquialisms that are prevalent in informal conversations. Each lesson includes equivalent expressions in English, plus:

  • Glossed Vocabulary Review
  • Translation Exercises from ASL to English to ASL
  • Grammatical Notes
  • Substitution Drills
  • Suggested Activities

       The text also includes practice tests, a bibliography, and a glossed alphabetical index.

Willard J. Madsen is Professor Emeritus of Sign Language at Gallaudet University.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-0-913580-79-0, 8½ x 11 paperback, 400 pages, line drawings, index


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-210-0


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