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Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate

Format:  Paperback,

384 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publish Date: Jul 2003

ISBN-13: 9780205275533

ISBN-10: 0205275532

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American Sign Language is a rich and complex language. Recently declared as an official language and recognized by 48 states as a foreign language, more and more high school teachers across the country are teaching American Sign Language as an elective. "Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II - Beginning &Intermediate "is designed to prepare teachers to successfullyinteract with American Sign Language (ASL) users. Lessons are structured around language needed for common-life situations, and examples are presented in the form of dialogues coupled with grammar and vocabulary instruction. Information is also included about the culture of deaf people in the United States. Learners will discover that the book:
  • Contains lessons designed around the conversational language needed for common life situations.
  • Illustrates hundreds of sentences and vocabulary with over 2,000 high quality colorized drawings that aid in study and memory.
  • Contains over 100 grammar and cultural notes, 72 exercises, and charts of the American Manual Alphabet (Finger spelling) and ASL number system.
  • Teaches the rules of ASL in a natural order that is predictable and compatible with everyday language of native users of American Sign Language.
  • Incorporates information about the cultural lives of Deaf people in the United States.
  • Is supported by a video demonstrating all the conversations and important structures in the text.
Order the Video "Video to Accompany American Sign Language, 2/e"
Order No. 0-205-27554-0 American Sign Language students will find themselves captivated and entertained by this state-of-the-art Video that presents all 72 dialogues and each key structure from the text in a clear and natural way. Four internationally known Deaf actors animate the dialogues bringing life to the illustrations in the text allowing students to preview and review instructional materials at home to enhance their classroom learning. About the authors:
Tom Humphries is Associate Director of the Teacher Education Program and also teaches in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently coordinating a program to train teachers of deaf children using a bilingual approach. Prior to this he taught at Gallaudet University in the Department of English for several years and later served as an Associate Dean for the San Diego Community College District where he coordinated the development of an ASL program and an interpreter-training program. He holds a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Communication and Language Learning. Dr. Humphries is co-author with Carol Padden of "Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture" and several other books and articles related to ASL and the culture of Deaf people.
Carol Padden is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego where she teachers courses on language, culture and media. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. Her recent research includes studies of reading development in young deaf children and she has written extensively about the cultural lives of Deaf people in the United States. She received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, in addition to numerous other awards and grants for her work. In addition to the books she has co-authored with Tom Humphries, she has published several other books and articles on American Sign Language structure. Humphries & Padden (Learning American Sign Language, 2e).

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Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publish Date: Jul 2003
ISBN-13: 9780205275533
ISBN-10: 0205275532
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
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Chapter outline

To the Studentp. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Sign Modelsp. xxii
Introductions and Personal Informationp. 1
Introductionsp. 1
Grammar: Information questionsp. 2
Culture: Using first and last name in introductionsp. 2
Personal Informationp. 3
Grammar: Yes/No questionsp. 3
Grammar: Simple affirmative sentences with head noddingp. 4
Grammar: Simple negative sentences with head shakingp. 4
Culture: Deaf, Deaf people's term for themselvesp. 5
More Personal Informationp. 5
Grammar: Repeating pronounsp. 6
Culture: Difference between Where Live? and Where from?p. 7
Vocabularyp. 8
Learning ASLp. 13
Going to Classp. 13
Grammar: Answering yes/no questions by repeating the verb from the questionp. 14
Grammar: There made in approximate direction of place even when not in sight and to show specific location; also Herep. 15
Objects in the Classroomp. 16
Grammar: Information questions: question sign before, after, or both before and afterp. 17
Showing You Understand and Asking for Helpp. 17
Note: Other ways to ask for helpp. 18
Note: Use of Oh-I-Seep. 19
Vocabularyp. 20
Politenessp. 23
Asking Politelyp. 23
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to show location: Go/Come, Bring/Carry, etc.p. 24
Thanksp. 26
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to indicate subject and object: Give, Help, Tell, etc.p. 26
Interruptions and Apologiesp. 28
Culture: Saying Excuse-Me when walking between two peoplep. 29
Vocabularyp. 30
Descriptionsp. 35
Physical Appearancep. 35
Grammar: Look^Like? questionsp. 36
Grammar: Adjectives used to describe hairp. 36
Grammar: Adjectives used to describe height and weightp. 37
Clothingp. 39
Grammar: Descriptive adjectives before and after nounsp. 39
Grammar: Altering signs to show detail such as direction of stripes, etc.p. 40
Personality and Characterp. 42
Grammar: Topicalizing subjects and objectsp. 42
Vocabularyp. 44
Requestsp. 49
Polite Commandsp. 49
Culture: Flashing lights to get attention and other ways to get attentionp. 50
Grammar: Verb pairs: Requests Open/Close-Door, etc.p. 50
Grammar: Noun-verb pairsp. 52
Requests to Do Somethingp. 55
Note: Use of Don't Mindp. 56
Note: Use of for Mep. 57
More Requestsp. 58
Note: Verb pairs involving turning things on and offp. 59
Vocabularyp. 61
Expressing Yourselfp. 67
How You Feelp. 67
Note: Form of All-Day, All-Night, etc.p. 69
Opinions and Preferencesp. 71
Note: Use of Wow!p. 71
Grammar: Negative incorporation: Don't-Like, Don't-Know, Don't Wantp. 72
Grammar: Other negative forms: Not Surprised I, Not Satisfied I, etcp. 73
Anxietyp. 75
Grammar: Use of modals: Must, Should, Can Willp. 76
Vocabularyp. 78
More Descriptionsp. 83
Objects and Their Locationp. 83
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing size and shapep. 83
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing instrument to indicate movementp. 85
Objects, Number, and Locationp. 86
Grammar: Classifier predicates to indicate locational relationshipsp. 87
How Manyp. 88
Grammar: Plurals using quantifiers: Many, Some, Several, A-Fewp. 89
Grammar: Plurals using numbersp. 89
Grammar: Minute, Hour, Day, etc. incorporating numbersp. 90
Vocabularyp. 92
Family and Friendsp. 97
Family Informationp. 97
Culture: Asking and giving information about a person's family backgroundp. 98
Culture: Establishing whether hearing members of a family sign or notp. 98
Family Relationshipsp. 99
Grammar: Past, present, and future tenses using time signsp. 99
Grammar: Personal pronouns incorporating numberp. 101
Friends and Acquaintancesp. 102
Note: Use of Finishp. 103
Vocabularyp. 106
More Descriptionsp. 111
How Others Lookp. 111
Note: Whispering in signp. 112
Grammar: Use of numbers to show age, time, countp. 112
Note: Humorous variation on CL:55p. 114
Personalityp. 115
Grammar: Contraction of Know and That: Know^Thatp. 115
Culture: Schools for the Deafp. 116
Physical Featuresp. 117
Grammar: Variation on CL:Bp. 117
Vocabularyp. 119
At Home and Daily Livingp. 125
Your Residencep. 125
Grammar: More verbs that change movement to show subject and object: Borrow, Take, Summon, Choosep. 126
Grammar: Classifiers representing category and with movementp. 127
Objects in Your Residencep. 129
Grammar: More classifiers showing size and shape and outline: CL:C[two right arrows], CL:B, CL:11p. 130
What You Do Every Dayp. 131
Grammar: Form of Every-Morning, Every-Night, etc.p. 132
Note: Signs derived from fingerspellingp. 132
Grammar: Form of Every-Saturday, Every-Tuesday, etc.p. 133
Vocabularyp. 134
Food and Food Shoppingp. 141
The Menup. 141
Note: Use of Run-Out and Deplete (for containers)p. 142
Grammar: Negatives of modals: Can't and Won'tp. 142
Grammar: Use of None to show no quantity and as a negative: See^None, Hear^None, Understand^Nonep. 143
Quantitiesp. 145
Note: Fingerspelled abbreviations: L-B, O-Z, D-O-Z, T-S-Pp. 146
Grammar: Classifiers CL:G and CL:BB to show thickness, width, and depthp. 146
Pricesp. 148
Grammar: 1-Dollar incorporating numbers 2 to 10p. 148
Note: Use of Blank with dollar amountp. 149
Grammar: 1-Cent incorporating numbersp. 149
Vocabularyp. 151
Offering and Decliningp. 157
Food and Drinkp. 157
Grammar: Non-inflecting form of Helpp. 159
Offering Helpp. 159
Culture: TTYs, pagers, and emailp. 160
Note: Use of Breakdown, Shutdown, Wear-Out, Breakp. 161
Declining and Explainingp. 163
Grammar: Structures for decliningp. 164
Vocabularyp. 166
More Ways to Express Yourselfp. 171
Satisfaction and Dissatisfactionp. 171
Note: Ways to express satisfactionp. 173
Agreement and Disagreementp. 174
Grammar: Conditional sentencesp. 176
Concern and Feelingsp. 178
Note: Asking about someone: All-Right?, etc.p. 178
Note: Use of Gone and Diep. 179
Grammar: Structures to express emotional or physical statesp. 180
Vocabularyp. 183
Experiences and Current Activityp. 187
An Eventp. 187
Grammar: Classifiers as quantifiers: CL:44, CL:55, etc.p. 188
Grammar: Finish as conjunctionp. 189
A Past Eventp. 190
Grammar: More conjunctions: Wrong, Happen, Find, Frustrated, Hitp. 191
Grammar: Number incorporation in Last-Year, Next-Year, etc.p. 193
Grammar: Structures for asking what happened: What's-Up?, etc.p. 197
Current Activityp. 198
Grammar: Structures for commenting on competence or expertisep. 198
Vocabularyp. 200
Future Plans and Obligationsp. 205
General Future Plansp. 205
Note: Use of Nothing-to-Itp. 206
Time and Place to Meetp. 208
Grammar: More verb pairs: Get-In/Get-Out, etc.p. 209
Future Obligationsp. 212
Grammar: Structures for indicating an obligation: Appointment, Promise, Dutyp. 213
Culture: Captioned video, TV, filmsp. 214
Culture: Deaf clubsp. 214
Vocabularyp. 215
Directions and Instructionsp. 221
Directionsp. 221
Note: Commonly used fingerspelled abbreviations: D-S and P-Op. 222
Grammar: Use of body to show change in directionp. 223
Descriptions of Placesp. 224
Note: Use of apostrophe-Sp. 224
Grammar: Use of Localep. 225
Grammar: Location relationships using chaining of classifiersp. 225
Instructionsp. 227
Grammar: Use of CL:CC**p. 227
Vocabularyp. 229
Suggestions and Advicep. 233
Suggestionsp. 233
Note: Use of Boredp. 234
Culture: Bowling leaguesp. 235
Grammar: Forms of Every-Month, Every-Yearp. 235
Time and Placep. 236
Note: Confirming head nods and head shakesp. 237
Note: Use of Approximately with time, age, and moneyp. 238
Advicep. 239
Grammar: Structure for giving advice preceded by Should, Better, Advise, Warn, Suggest, Maybep. 241
Vocabularyp. 242
Attitudes and Opinionsp. 247
What Others Thinkp. 247
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to indicate Two, Each, Allp. 248
Opinionsp. 250
Note: More ways to express opinionsp. 251
Valuesp. 254
Note: Ways to express opposing valuesp. 255
Grammar: Quantifiers with count and non-count nounsp. 255
Vocabularyp. 257
Recreational Activitiesp. 261
Activitiesp. 261
Grammar: Repeatedly inflection of verbs, with facial adverbsp. 262
A Sequence of Activitiesp. 265
Grammar: Continually inflection of verbs, with facial adverbsp. 266
Note: Use of Chat, Sign-Talk, and Sign-Fluentlyp. 266
Seasonal Activitiesp. 267
Grammar: Plural forms by reduplicationp. 268
Vocabularyp. 269
Travel--Places' and Experiencesp. 273
Travel Experiencep. 273
Grammar: Other verbs showing subject and object: Join and Say-Okayp. 274
Grammar: Repeatedly inflection of adjectivesp. 275
More Travel Experiencep. 276
Grammar: Continually inflection of adjectivesp. 277
Places You Visitedp. 279
Grammar: Very inflection of adjectivesp. 280
Vocabularyp. 282
Occupations and Professionsp. 287
Occupations and Professionsp. 287
Grammar: Use of agent suffix for some professionsp. 288
Grammar: Rhetorical questionsp. 290
Job Activityp. 292
Note: Use of Understand to precede a qualification, condition, or stipulationp. 293
Work Historyp. 294
Note: Use of Get-Regularlyp. 295
Vocabularyp. 296
The Body, Health, and Emergenciesp. 301
Physical Conditioningp. 301
Grammar: Use of body pronounp. 302
Health and Health Problemsp. 303
Note: Use of Painp. 304
Emergenciesp. 305
Culture: Deaf people's communicative strategies with non-signersp. 306
Grammar: Use of Never and Nothing as denialsp. 307
Vocabularyp. 308
Current Eventsp. 313
Recent Newsp. 313
Grammar: Reduplication in different locationsp. 314
Current Topics of Interestp. 316
Grammar: Clause as topicp. 317
Current Issuesp. 319
Note: Use of Worsep. 320
Vocabularyp. 321
How Things Are Donep. 325
A Processp. 325
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing manner of flow: CL:44[two right arrows] and CL:4[down arrow]p. 326
Width, Length, and Heightp. 327
Grammar: Distance from one point to another using CL:1-TO-CL:1p. 328
Measurements and Weightp. 329
Grammar: Questions about measurement: How-Much, etc.p. 330
Vocabularyp. 331
English Translations of Dialoguesp. 335
Vocabulary Indexp. 351

Book description

American Sign Language is a rich and complex language. Recently declared as an official language and recognized by 48 states as a foreign language, more and more high school teachers across the country are teaching American Sign Language as an elective.

Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II – Beginning &Intermediate is designed to prepare teachers to successfullyinteract with American Sign Language (ASL) users. Lessons are structured around language needed for common-life situations, and examples are presented in the form of dialogues coupled with grammar and vocabulary instruction. Information is also included about the culture of deaf people in the United States.

Learners will discover that the book:

  • Contains lessons designed around the conversational language needed for common life situations.
  • Illustrates hundreds of sentences and vocabulary with over 2,000 high quality colorized drawings that aid in study and memory.
  • Contains over 100 grammar and cultural notes, 72 exercises, and charts of the American Manual Alphabet (Finger spelling) and ASL number system.
  • Teaches the rules of ASL in a natural order that is predictable and compatible with everyday language of native users of American Sign Language.
  • Incorporates information about the cultural lives of Deaf people in the United States.
  • Is supported by a video demonstrating all the conversations and important structures in the text.

Order the Video!

Video to Accompany American Sign Language, 2/e

Order No. 0-205-27554-0

American Sign Language students will find themselves captivated and entertained by this state-of-the-art Video that presents all 72 dialogues and each key structure from the text in a clear and natural way. Four internationally known Deaf actors animate the dialogues bringing life to the illustrations in the text allowing students to preview and review instructional materials at home to enhance their classroom learning.

About the authors:

Tom Humphries is Associate Director of the Teacher Education Program and also teaches in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently coordinating a program to train teachers of deaf children using a bilingual approach. Prior to this he taught at Gallaudet University in the Department of English for several years and later served as an Associate Dean for the San Diego Community College District where he coordinated the development of an ASL program and an interpreter-training program. He holds a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Communication and Language Learning. Dr. Humphries is co-author with Carol Padden of Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture and several other books and articles related to ASL and the culture of Deaf people.

Carol Padden is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego where she teachers courses on language, culture and media. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. Her recent research includes studies of reading development in young deaf children and she has written extensively about the cultural lives of Deaf people in the United States. She received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, in addition to numerous other awards and grants for her work. In addition to the books she has co-authored with Tom Humphries, she has published several other books and articles on American Sign Language structure. Humphries & Padden (Learning American Sign Language, 2e).

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