The most comprehensive sign language book on the market! Using poems, quotes, and Bible verses to illustrate principles of signing, this guide goes well beyond the rudiments of the language. More than 1,000 American Sign Language signs; a complete finger-spelling alphabet; an additional 200 signs for sentences, expressions, and word play; instructions for non-manual markers; and more give you the essential tools you need to communicate. 208 pages, softcover from Doubleday.
Sign Language Made Simple will include five Parts:
Part One: an introduction, how to use this book, a brief history of signing and an explanation of how signing is different from other languages, including its use of non-manual markers (the use of brow, mouth, etc in signing.)
Part Two: Fingerspelling: the signing alphabet illustrated, the relationship between signing alphabet and ASL signs
Part Three: Dictionary of ASL signs: concrete nouns, abstractions, verbs, describers, other parts of speech-approx. 1,000 illustrations. Will also include instructions for non-manual markers, where appropriate.
Part Four: Putting it all together: sentences and transitions, includes rudimentary sentences and lines from poems, bible verses, famous quotes-all illustrated. Also, grammatical aspects, word endings, tenses.
Part Five: The Humor of Signing: puns, word plays and jokes.
Sign Language Made Simple will have over 1,200 illustrations, be easy to use, fun to read and more competitively priced than the competition. It's a knockout addition to the Made Simple list.