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Signing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-23775-5
384 pages
May 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: Finding Out That You Already Know a Little Sign 9

Chapter 2: Warming Up with Signing Grammar Basics 21

Chapter 3: Starting to Sign Basic Expressions 47

Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers and Times Straight 73

Chapter 5: Signing at Home 87

Part II: American Sign Language in Action 107

Chapter 6: Asking Questions and Making Small Talk 109

Chapter 7: Asking for Directions 137

Chapter 8: Dining and Going to the Market 159

Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy 187

Chapter 10: The Signer About Town 215

Chapter 11: Takin’ Care of Business 233

Chapter 12: Recreation and the Great Outdoors 247

Chapter 13: Here’s to Your Health 277

Part III: Looking into Deaf Life and Interpreting 297

Chapter 14: The Deaf Community and Deaf Etiquette 299

Chapter 15: Interpreting: Are You Interested? 313

Chapter 16: Using Technology to Communicate 321

Part IV: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 17: Ten Tips to Help You Sign like a Pro 329

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up Sign Quickly 333

Chapter 19: Ten Popular Deaf Expressions 337

Part V: Appendixes 343

Appendix A: Answer Key to Fun & Games 345

Appendix B: About the CD 347

Index 351

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