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by Gabriel Grayson

  • ISBN: 075700007X
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Gabriel Grayson
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Other formats: lit mobi txt lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Square One; 1 edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • FB2 size: 1446 kb
  • EPUB size: 1163 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 386
Download Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes: A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language fb2

These girls are getting basic signs. One person found this helpful.

These girls are getting basic signs.

Over 22 million people use it to communicate. It has its own beauty, its own unmistakable form, and its own inherent culture.

The remaining chapters provide over 1,700 words and phrases.

800 illustrative photos. Over 22 million people use it to communicate.

Each word or phrase is accompanied by a photo or series of photos that show hand and body motions and facial expressions. Along with the images are step-by-step instructions for forming the sign, as well as a helpful "Visualize" tip that connects the sign with its meaning for easier recall.

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It includes various photos with written descriptions, "visualize" tips and informative insets about deaf history and culture.

For anyone new to ASL: Signing Savvy and Handspeak sites have been very helpful to me on my beginning journey. 19 July 2016 at 12:22

All are ASL and they are very helpful. Also have gone through many youtube vids, again, helpful. Problem is I am finding major words that are signed differently by all. One example is sun but there are more. For anyone new to ASL: Signing Savvy and Handspeak sites have been very helpful to me on my beginning journey. 19 July 2016 at 12:22. to learning and can not find local classes or help groups.

After English and Spanish, it is the third most common language in North America. Over 22 million people use it to communicate. It has its own beauty, its own unmistakable form, and its own inherent culture. It is American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf.

Gabriel Grayson has put together a book that makes signing accessible, easy, and fun. Using almost 1,400 photographs, he has created a comprehensive primer to the techniques, words, and phrases of signing. Each word or phrase is accompanied by a photo or series of photos that show hand and body motions and facial expressions. Along with the images are step-by-step instructions for forming the sign, as well as a helpful “Visualize” tip that connects the sign with its meaning for easier recall.

After examining the fascinating history and nature of both sign language and the deaf community, Talking With Your Hands explains signing basics, covering such topics as handshapes, fingerspelling, signing etiquette, and more. The remaining chapters provide over 1,700 words and phrases. Throughout the book, informative insets focus on fascinating aspects of deaf history, deaf culture, and significant deaf personalities.


Reviews about Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes: A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language (7):
Altad
As of 2015 I have learned that there are many signs in this version (this is the only version of this book) that are no longer used and have been changed. As with all things languages change and I am disappointed that Gabriel Grayson, or whomever, have not come out with an updated version. All-in-all this is still a good reference book to have around, but I would suggest a newer version of an ASL book.
Mullador
I loved the way that the author presented the signs with an explanation as to why or how to make them relevant and memorable. As a novice that is trying to teach others basic signs, this has proven invaluable. Excellent reference to the core signs as well (e.g. alphabet, etc.) I actually got both the printed book as well as the Kindle version for portability... the book is understandably large!

The Kindle version is exactly the same, of course. I wish that its index allowed me to jump immediately to the word with a link, but instead I have to do a search. The search brings up all instances of the word which can be difficult to sort through when looking for the core sign. Further, the picture of the person doing the sign is often on the page following the word itself, so you have to remember the order that it presents the info. Otherwise, it is easy to be looking at the wrong sign!

All in all, an excellent reference book for any sign that I would logically need... and many more!
Shem
The pictures in this book make it clear what each sign should look like. Each picture is accompanied by written instructions for which hand shape to use, what motion to make, and a suggestion to help remember how to remember the sign. I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to refresh or expand their sign language skills.
Varshav
I am a complete beginner in signing. I have several other study materials, and I find that this book (Kindle Version) is a good reference or primary study source. I use it in conjunction with the ASLUniversity series. Learning is relatively fast and there are memory aids for almost every sign I have encountered so far.

The graphics are satisfactory. They are usually clear and understandable. It would be a great plus if there were a CD that showed the actual transitions of the signs.

I would recommend it to any beginner.
Gold as Heart
i really love this book! i am new to asl and wanted an introductory book and this book has been great! im learning all kinds of signs already! compared to other books that i have purchased, this book is by far the best on pictures and explanations to help you do the signs correctly. in the rare case i had a question on how to do one, i looked on the internet videos to help me. i do wish this book also taught you sentence structure, so i could use my signs in conversations correctly, and i have noticed that a few signs are different than they are in other books and the baron's flash cards. but other than that it tells a lot of history and helpful hints about deaf culture which are great to know. would recommend!!
Thordira
I bought three of these books. One for my self as a "teacher" and two others for three teenagers. Two of the teen's are in one home. I enjoy so teaching from this book and it is a lot of fun. Although I am not a "real teacher" both Mom and Dad were deaf and to me ASL is my first language. I say that English is my foreign language. These girls are getting basic signs. I am with hopes that they will continue with sign language and us this towards their "foreign language" in college.
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i have five kids. i received this book from my husband on my first mother's day 9 years ago. i wanted to try signing with our son and i LOVED the way there were descriptions of why the signs were the way they were. most of the signs make a lot of sense and it made it easy for our baby to do banana, milk, more, all done, finished, no, yes, help, and many more.
our fifth child was diagnosed with noonan syndrome at 8months old and was slow to express and communicate at first. i immediately turned to this book to refresh my signing knowledge and my babysitter liked it so much, i bought this copy recently for her as a graduation gift!
I am so glad that I found this eBook, as not only is it a practical tool for learning sign-language, but it is a well-assembled and practical book. This instructions and pictures that are presented will help any new signer get a great head-start on learning signs, as they are pretty straight-forward. I was skeptical about getting such a book delivered in a Kindle format, but I am glad that I did because I am able to put my Kindle down and practice the signs as I read the directions and look at the pictures without having to struggle to keep a traditional book from closing.

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