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.