American Sign Language: A Grammar Reference Guide (Paperback)

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Have you always wondered how American Sign Language makes sentences? Having an on-the-go ASL grammar reference guide at your fingertips sounds like a great idea You can build your own sentences, mixing and matching signs in a variety of ways. Find out how a topical sentence is different from a declarative or discover how nifty a split phrase can be Who wouldn't want to have the last word? Master the natural order of things in American Sign Language by owning this reference manual. Learn the fine art of possessives or smooth talk your way through a relative clause. This book covers many details regarding verbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, perfect tenses, simple tenses, adverbs, negation, modals, prepositions, articles, conjugation, conjunctions, and more Grammatically speaking, this reference guide touches on just about anything and everything you need to get ahead in the Deaf community without the stress of guesswork. Flip through the pages and start wherever you want. Each page is its own tutorial for a specific grammatical element. Are you taking a sign language class? Are you studying to become an interpreter? Imagine that you have only an app or a book of signs. How would you like the signs that you've learned from your app or book to say what you mean and mean what you say? This guide complements what you already have and builds on what you already know. Get ahead of the pack by turning American Sign Language grammar inside out. Get a feel for how Deaf culture has influenced its own ASL language structure. Impress your Deaf co-workers with skillful interjections. Get in the good graces of your Deaf client by positioning your nots and nevers to your advantage. Play your hands right when you give sign language a passive voice. Go beyond words.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478784760
ISBN-10: 1478784768
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 178
Language: English