From the former editor in chief of Silent News comes a rigorous introduction to the fourth most commonly used language in America. Featuring 24 one-hour lessons, Suggs's self-paced, step-by-step guide will help you master 1,500 easy-to-follow signs; the unique syntax and grammar of ASL; and the just-as-important nuances communicated by facial expressions and body movements. Ages 10 and up. 496 pages, softcover from Penguin.
A guide to the fourth most-commonly used language in the U.S.
From the Alpha Teach Yourself series comes this self-paced, step-by-step approach to learning ASL. It teaches readers the unique syntax and grammar, the signs themselves, and the just-as-important subtle facial expressions and body movements.
Trudy Suggs is an author, editor, and an American Sign Language instructor. She is the former editor-in-chief of Silent News Newspaper, news reporter for DeafNation Newspaper, and the author of many articles, newsletters, and marketing materials aimed at the deaf community. She received her B.A. in communication from Gallaudet University and later taught American Sign Language at both Harper and Columbia College.
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