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Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate,9780135285718

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

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780135285718

ISBN10:
0135285712
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Written by two leading authorities in the field, this book is designed to help learners successfully interact with deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. It is also used as the basic text for a course in ASL. Lessons are structured around language needed for common life situations, and the book is also supported by a videotape.

Table of Contents

To the Student xiii
Acknowledgements xv
Introductions and Personal Information
1(12)
Introductions
2(1)
Grammar: Information questions
2(1)
Culture: First and last name in introductions
3(1)
Personal information
3(3)
Grammar: Yes/No questions
4(1)
Grammar: Simple affirmative sentences with head nodding
4(1)
Grammar: Simple negative sentences with head shaking
5(1)
Culture: DEAF, Deaf people's term for themselves
5(1)
More Personal Information
6(2)
Grammar: Pronoun copy
7(1)
Culture: Difference between WHERE LIVE? and WHERE FROM?
7(1)
Vocabulary
8(5)
Learning ASL
13(11)
Going to Class
14(3)
Grammar: Answering yes/no question by repeating verb from question
15(1)
Grammar: THERE made in approximate direction of place even when not in sight and to show specific location; also HERE
16(1)
Objects in the Classroom
17(1)
Grammar: Information question: question sign before, after, or before and after
18(1)
Showing You Understand and Asking for Help
18(3)
Note: Other ways to ask for help
19(1)
Note: Use of OH-I-SEE
20(1)
Vocabulary
21(3)
Politeness
24(12)
Asking Politely
25(2)
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to show location: GO/COME, BRING/CARRY, etc
25(2)
Thanks
27(3)
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to indicate subject and object: GIVE, HELP, TELL, etc
28(2)
Interruptions and Apologies
30(1)
Culture: Saying EXCUSE-ME when walking between two people
30(1)
Vocabulary
31(5)
Descriptions
36(14)
Physical Appearance
37(3)
Grammar: LOOK∧LIKE? questions
37(1)
Grammar: Adjectives used to describe hair
38(1)
Grammar: Adjectives used to describe height and weight
39(1)
Clothing
40(3)
Grammar: Descriptive adjectives before and after nouns
41(1)
Grammar: Altering signs to show detail such as direction of stripes, etc
42(1)
Personality and Character
43(3)
Grammar: Topicalizing subjects and objects
44(2)
Vocabulary
46(4)
Requests
50(17)
Polite Commands
51(6)
Culture: Flashing light to get attention and other ways to get attention
51(1)
Grammar: Verb pairs: OPEN/CLOSE-DOOR, etc.
52(1)
Grammar: Noun-verb pairs
53(4)
Requests to Do Something
57(2)
Note: Use of DON'T-MIND
57(1)
Note: Use of FOR ME
58(1)
More Requests
59(3)
Note: Verb pairs to turn things on and off
60(2)
Vocabulary
62(5)
Expressing Yourself
67(15)
How You Feel
68(3)
Note: Form of ALL-DAY, ALL-NIGHT, etc.
69(2)
Opinions and Preferences
71(4)
Note: Use of WOW!
72(1)
Grammar: Negative incorporation: DON'T-LIKE, DON'T-KNOW, DON'T-WANT
73(1)
Grammar: Other negative forms: NOT SURPRISED I, NOT SATISFIED I, etc.
73(2)
Anxiety
75(3)
Grammar: Use of modals: MUST, SHOULD, CAN, WILL
76(2)
Vocabulary
78(4)
More Descriptions
82(13)
Objects and Their Location
83(2)
Grammar: Classifier Predicates showing size and shape
83(1)
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing instrument
84(1)
Objects, Number and Location
85(2)
Grammar: Classifier predicates to indicate locational relationships
86(1)
How Many
87(4)
Grammar: Plurals using quantifiers: MANY, SOME, SEVERAL, A-FEW
88(1)
Grammar: Plurals using numbers
89(1)
Grammar: MINUTE, HOUR, DAY, etc. incorporating numbers
89(2)
Vocabulary
91(4)
Family and Friends
95(14)
Family Information
96(1)
Culture: Asking and giving information about a person's family background
96(1)
Culture: Establishing whether hearing members of a family sign or not
97(1)
Family Relationship
97(4)
Grammar: Past, present, and future tenses using time signs
98(2)
Grammar: Personal pronouns incorporating number
100(1)
Friends and Acquaintances
101(4)
Note: Use of FINISH
102(3)
Vocabulary
105(4)
More Descriptions
109(13)
How Others Look
110(3)
Note: Whispering in sign
110(1)
Grammar: Use of numbers to show age, time, count
111(1)
Note: Humorous variation on CL:55
112(1)
Personality
113(2)
Note: Contraction of KNOW and THAT: KNOW∧THAT
114(1)
Culture: Schools for the deaf
115(1)
Physical Features
115(3)
Grammar: Variation on CL:B
116(2)
Vocabulary
118(4)
At Home and Daily Living
122(15)
Your Residence
123(3)
Grammar: More verbs that change movement to show subject and object: BORROW, TAKE, SUMMON, CHOOSE
123(1)
Grammar: Classifiers representing category and with movement
124(2)
Objects in Your Residence
126(2)
Grammar: More classifiers showing size and shape and chaining: CL:C&rarr2;, CL:B, CL:11
What You Do Everyday
128(4)
Grammar: Form of EVERY-MORNING, EVERY-NIGHT, etc.
129(1)
Note: Signs derived from fingerspelling
130(1)
Grammar: Form of EVERY-SATURDAY, EVERY-TUESDAY, etc.
131(1)
Vocabulary
132(5)
Food and Food Shopping
137(15)
The Menu
138(3)
Note: Use of RUN-OUT and DEPLETE (for containers)
138(1)
Grammar: Negatives of modals: CAN'T and WON'T
139(1)
Grammar: Use of NONE to show no quantity and as a negative: SEE∧NONE, HEAR∧NONE, UNDERSTAND∧NONE, FEEL∧NONE
139(2)
Quantities
141(3)
Note: Fingerspelled abbreviations: L-B, O-Z, T-S-P
142(1)
Grammar: Classifiers CL:G and CL:BB to show thickness, width, depth and layering
143(1)
Prices
144(3)
Grammar: 1-DOLLAR incorporating numbers 2 to 10
145(1)
Note: Use of BLANK with dollar amount
146(1)
Grammar: 1-CENT incorporating numbers
146(1)
Vocabulary
147(5)
Offering and Declining
152(14)
Food and Drink
153(2)
Grammar: Non-inflecting form of HELP
154(1)
Help
155(3)
Culture: TTYs
156(1)
Note: BREAKDOWN, SHUTDOWN, WEAR-OUT, BREAK
156(2)
Explaining
158(3)
Grammar: Structures for declining
159(2)
Vocabulary
161(5)
More Ways to Express Yourself
166(16)
Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction
167(3)
Note: Ways to express satisfaction
168(2)
Agreement and Disagreement
170(3)
Grammar: Conditional sentences
171(2)
Concern and Feelings
173(5)
Note: Asking about someone: ALL-RIGHT?, etc.
174(1)
Note: Use of GONE and DIE
175(1)
Grammar: Structures to express emotional or physical states
176(2)
Vocabulary
178(4)
Experiences and Current Activity
182(19)
An Event
183(3)
Grammar: Classifiers as quantifiers: CL:44, CL:55&uarr2;, etc.
183(2)
Grammar: FINISH as conjunction
185(1)
A Past Event
186(8)
Grammar: More conjunctions: WRONG, HAPPEN, FIND, FRUSTRATED, HIT
187(2)
Grammar: Number incorporation in LAST-YEAR, NEXT-YEAR, etc.
189(4)
Grammar: Structures for asking what happened: WHAT'S-UP?, etc.
193(1)
Current Activity
194(3)
Grammar: Structures for commenting on competence or expertise
195(2)
Vocabulary
197(4)
Future Plans and Obligations
201(15)
General Future Plans
202(2)
Note: Use of NOTHING-TO-IT
203(1)
Time and Place to Meet
204(5)
Grammar: More verb pairs: GET-IN/GET-OUT, etc.
206(3)
Future Obligations
209(3)
Grammar: Structures for indicating an obligation: APPOINTMENT, PROMISE, DUTY
209(2)
Culture: Captioned video, TV, films
211(1)
Culture: Deaf clubs
211(1)
Vocabulary
212(4)
Directions and Instructions
216(13)
Directions
217(3)
Note: Commonly used fingerspelled abbreviations: D-S and P-O
217(2)
Grammar: Use of body to show change in direction
219(1)
Descriptions of Place
220(3)
Note: Use of apostrophe-S
220(1)
Grammar: Use of Locale
221(1)
Grammar: Locational relationships using chaining of classifiers
222(1)
Instructions
223(2)
Grammar: Use of CL:CC**
223(2)
Vocabulary
225(4)
Suggestions and Advice
229(14)
Suggestions
230(3)
Note: Use of BORED
230(2)
Culture: Bowling leagues
232(1)
Grammar: Forms of EVERY-MONTH, EVERY-YEAR
232(1)
Time and Place
233(4)
Note: Confirming head nods and headshakes
235(1)
Note: Use of APPROXIMATELY with time, age and money
236(1)
Advice
237(2)
Grammar: Structures for giving advice preceded by SHOULD, BETTER, ADVISE, WARN, SUGGEST, MAYBE
238(1)
Vocabulary
239(4)
Attitudes and Opinions
243(14)
What Others Think
244(3)
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to indicate TWO, EACH, ALL
244(3)
Opinions
247(4)
Note: More ways to express opinions
248(3)
Values
251(3)
Note: Ways to express opposing values
252(1)
Grammar: Quantifiers with count and non-count nouns
253(1)
Vocabulary
254(3)
Recreational Activities
257(12)
Activities
258(3)
Grammar: REPEATEDLY inflection of verbs, with facial adverbs
258(3)
A Sequence of Activities
261(2)
Grammar: CONTINUALLY inflection of verbs, with facial adverbs
262(1)
Note: Use of CHAT, SIGN-TALK, and SIGN-FLUENTLY
262(1)
Seasonal Activities
263(2)
Grammar: Plural forms by reduplication
264(1)
Vocabulary
265(4)
Travel---Places and Experiences
269(12)
Travel Experience
270(2)
Grammar: Other verbs showing subject and object: JOIN and SAY-OKAY
271(1)
Grammar: REPEATEDLY inflection of adjectives
271(1)
More Travel Experiece
272(3)
Grammar: CONTINUALLY inflection of adjectives
274(1)
Places You Visited
275(2)
Grammar:VERY inflection of adjectives
276(1)
Vocabulary
277(4)
Occupations and Professions
281(13)
Occupations and Professions
282(4)
Grammar: Use of agent suffix for some professions
283(1)
Grammar: Rhetorical questions
284(2)
Job Activity
286(2)
Note: Use of UNDERSTAND to precede a qualification, condition, or stipulation
288(1)
Work History
288(2)
Note: Use of GET-REGULARY
290(1)
Vocabulary
290(4)
The Body, Health, and Emergencies
294(11)
Physical Conditioning
295(1)
Grammar: Use of body pronoun
296(1)
Health and Health Problems
296(2)
Note: Use of PAIN
297(1)
Emergencies
298(4)
Culture: Deaf People's communicative strategies with non-signers
300(1)
Grammar: Use of NEVER and NOTHING as denials
300(2)
Vocabulary
302(3)
Current Events
305(11)
Recent News
306(2)
Grammar: Reduplication in different locations
307(1)
Current Topics of Interest
308(3)
Grammar: Clause as topic
309(2)
Current lssues
311(2)
Note: Use of WORSE
313(1)
Vocabulary
313(3)
How Things Are Done
316(11)
A Process
317(3)
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing manner of flow: CL:44&rarr2; and CL:4↓
318(2)
Width, Length and Height
320(1)
Grammar: Distance from one point to another using CL:1-TO-CL:1
321(1)
Measurements and Weight
321(2)
Grammar: Questions about measurement: HOW-MUCH, etc.
322(1)
Vocabulary
323(4)
Additional Readings, Films, and Videos for the Student 327(2)
English Translations of Dialogues 329(16)
Vocabulary Index 345


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