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

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2nd
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9780205275533

ISBN10:
0205275532
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Pub. Date:
7/18/2003
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Pearson
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Summary

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 &Intermediateis 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 Humphriesis 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 ofDeaf in America: Voices from a Cultureand several other books and articles related to ASL and the culture of Deaf people. Carol Paddenis 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).

Author Biography

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 Carol Padden is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego, where she teaches courses on language, culture, and media

Table of Contents

To the Student xix
Acknowledgments xxi
Sign Models xxii
Introductions and Personal Information
1(12)
Introductions
1(2)
Grammar: Information questions
2(1)
Culture: Using first and last name in introductions
2(1)
Personal Information
3(2)
Grammar: Yes/No questions
3(1)
Grammar: Simple affirmative sentences with head nodding
4(1)
Grammar: Simple negative sentences with head shaking
4(1)
Culture: DEAF, Deaf people's term for themselves
5(1)
More Personal Information
5(3)
Grammar: Repeating pronouns
6(1)
Culture: Difference between Where Live? and Where From?
7(1)
Vocabulary
8(5)
Learning ASL
13(10)
Going to Class
13(3)
Grammar: Answering yes/no questions by repeating the verb from the question
14(1)
Grammar: There made in approximate direction of place even when not in sight and to show specific location; also Here
15(1)
Objects in the Classroom
16(1)
Grammar: Information questions: question sign before, after, or both before and after
17(1)
Showing You Understand and Asking for Help
17(3)
Note: Other ways to ask for help
18(1)
Note: Use of OH-I-SEE
19(1)
Vocabulary
20(3)
Politeness
23(12)
Asking Politely
23(3)
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to show location: Go/Come, Bring/Carry, etc
24(2)
Thanks
26(2)
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to indicate subject and object: Give, Help, Tell, etc
26(2)
Interruptions and Apologies
28(2)
Culture: Saying Excuse-Me when walking between two people
29(1)
Vocabulary
30(5)
Descriptions
35(14)
Physical Appearance
35(4)
Grammar: Look^Like? questions
36(1)
Grammar: Adjectives used to describe hair
36(1)
Grammar: Adjectives used to describe height and weight
37(2)
Clothing
39(3)
Grammar: Descriptive adjectives before and after nouns
39(1)
Grammar: Altering signs to show detail such as direction of stripes, etc.
40(2)
Personality and Character
42(2)
Grammar: Topicalizing subjects and objects
42(2)
Vocabulary
44(5)
Requests
49(18)
Polite Commands
49(6)
Culture: Flashing lights to get attention and other ways to get attention
50(1)
Grammar: Verb pairs: Requests Open/Close-Door, etc
50(2)
Grammar: Noun-verb pairs
52(3)
Requests to Do Something
55(3)
Note: Use of Don't Mind
56(1)
Note: Use of For Me
57(1)
More Requests
58(3)
Note: Verb pairs involving turning things on and off
59(2)
Vocabulary
61(6)
Expressing Yourself
67(16)
How You Feel
67(4)
Note: Form of All-Day, All-Night, etc
69(2)
Opinions and Preferences
71(4)
Note: Use of Wow!
71(1)
Grammar: Negative incorporation: Don't-Like, Don't-Know, Don't Want
72(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(5)
More Descriptions
83(14)
Objects and Their Location
83(3)
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing size and shape
83(2)
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing instrument to indicate movement
85(1)
Objects, Number, and Location
86(2)
Grammar: Classifier predicates to indicate locational relationships
87(1)
How Many
88(4)
Grammar: Plurals using quantifiers: Many, Some, Several, A-Few
89(1)
Grammar: Plurals using numbers
89(1)
Grammar: Minute, Hour, Day, etc. incorporating numbers
90(2)
Vocabulary
92(5)
Family and Friends
97(14)
Family Information
97(2)
Culture: Asking and giving information about a person's family background
98(1)
Culture: Establishing whether hearing members of a family sign or not
98(1)
Family Relationships
99(3)
Grammar: Past, present, and future tenses using time signs
99(2)
Grammar: Personal pronouns incorporating number
101(1)
Friends and Acquaintances
102(4)
Note: Use of Finish
103(3)
Vocabulary
106(5)
More Descriptions
111(14)
How Others Look
111(4)
Note: Whispering in sign
112(1)
Grammar: Use of numbers to show age, time, count
112(2)
Note: Humorous variation on CL:55
114(1)
Personality
115(2)
Grammar: Contraction of Know and That: Know^That
115(1)
Culture: Schools for the Deaf
116(1)
Physical Features
117(2)
Grammar: Variation on CL:B
117(2)
Vocabulary
119(6)
At Home and Daily Living
125(16)
Your Residence
125(4)
Grammar: More verbs that change movement to show subject and object: Borrow, Take, Summon, Choose
126(1)
Grammar: Classifiers representing category and with movement
127(2)
Objects in Your Residence
129(2)
Grammar: More classifiers showing size and shape and outline: CL:C, CL:B, CL:11
130(1)
What You Do Every Day
131(3)
Grammar: Form of Every-Morning, Every-Night, etc
132(1)
Note: Signs derived from fingerspelling
132(1)
Grammar: Form of Every-Saturday, Every-Tuesday, etc.
133(1)
Vocabulary
134(7)
Food and Food Shopping
141(16)
The Menu
141(4)
Note: Use of Run-Out and Deplete (for containers)
142(1)
Grammar: Negatives of modals: Can't and Won't
142(1)
Grammar: Use of None to show no quantity and as a negative: See^None, Hear^None, Understand^None
143(2)
Quantities
145(3)
Note: Fingerspelled abbreviations: L-B, O-Z, D-O-Z, T-S-P
146(1)
Grammar: Classifiers CL:G and CL:BB to show thickness, width, and depth
146(2)
Prices
148(3)
Grammar: 1-Dollar incorporating numbers 2 to 10
148(1)
Note: Use of Blank with dollar amount
149(1)
Grammar: 1-Cent incorporating numbers
149(2)
Vocabulary
151(6)
Offering and Declining
157(14)
Food and Drink
157(2)
Grammar: Non-inflecting form of Help
159(1)
Offering Help
159(4)
Culture: TTYs, pagers, and email
160(1)
Note: Use of Breakdown, Shutdown, Wear-Out, Break
161(2)
Declining and Explaining
163(3)
Grammar: Structures for declining
164(2)
Vocabulary
166(5)
More Ways to Express Yourself
171(16)
Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction
171(3)
Note: Ways to express satisfaction
173(1)
Agreement and Disagreement
174(4)
Grammar: Conditional sentences
176(2)
Concern and Feelings
178(5)
Note: Asking about someone: All-Right?, etc
178(1)
Note: Use of Gone and Die
179(1)
Grammar: Structures to express emotional or physical states
180(3)
Vocabulary
183(4)
Experiences and Current Activity
187(18)
An Event
187(3)
Grammar: Classifiers as quantifiers: CL:44, CL:55, etc
188(1)
Grammar: Finish as conjunction
189(1)
A Past Event
190(8)
Grammar: More conjunctions: Wrong, Happen, Find, Frustrated, Hit
191(2)
Grammar: Number incorporation in Last-Year, Next-Year, etc
193(4)
Grammar: Structures for asking what happened: What's-Up?, etc
197(1)
Current Activity
198(2)
Grammar: Structures for commenting on competence or expertise
198(2)
Vocabulary
200(5)
Future Plans and Obligations
205(16)
General Future Plans
205(3)
Note: Use of Nothing-to-it
206(2)
Time and Place to Meet
208(4)
Grammar: More verb pairs: Get-in/Get-Out, etc
209(3)
Future Obligations
212(3)
Grammar: Structures for indicating an obligation: Appointment, Promise, Duty
213(1)
Culture: Captioned video, TV, films
214(1)
Culture: Deaf clubs
214(1)
Vocabulary
215(6)
Directions and Instructions
221(12)
Directions
221(3)
Note: Commonly used fingerspelled abbreviations: D-S and P-O
222(1)
Grammar: Use of body to show change in direction
223(1)
Descriptions of Places
224(3)
Note: Use of apostrophe-S
224(1)
Grammar: Use of Locale
225(1)
Grammar: Location relationships using chaining of classifiers
225(2)
Instructions
227(2)
Grammar: Use of CL:CC**
227(2)
Vocabulary
229(4)
Suggestions and Advice
233(14)
Suggestions
233(3)
Note: Use of Bored
234(1)
Culture: Bowling leagues
235(1)
Grammar: Forms of Every-Month, Every-Year
235(1)
Time and Place
236(3)
Note: Confirming head nods and head shakes
237(1)
Note: Use of Approximately with time, age, and money
238(1)
Advice
239(3)
Grammar: Structure for giving advice preceded by Should, Better, Advise, Warn, Suggest, Maybe
241(1)
Vocabulary
242(5)
Attitudes and Opinions
247(14)
What Others Think
247(3)
Grammar: Verbs that change movement to indicate Two, Each, All
248(2)
Opinions
250(4)
Note: More ways to express opinions
251(3)
Values
254(3)
Note: Ways to express opposing values
255(1)
Grammar: Quantifiers with count and non-count nouns
255(2)
Vocabulary
257(4)
Recreational Activities
261(12)
Activities
261(4)
Grammar: Repeatedly inflection of verbs, with facial adverbs
262(3)
A Sequence of Activities
265(2)
Grammar: Continually inflection of verbs, with facial adverbs
266(1)
Note: Use of Chat, Sign-Talk, and Sign-Fluently
266(1)
Seasonal Activities
267(2)
Grammar: Plural forms by reduplication
268(1)
Vocabulary
269(4)
Travel---Places and Experiences
273(14)
Travel Experience
273(3)
Grammar: Other verbs showing subject and object: Join and Say-Okay
274(1)
Grammar: Repeatedly inflection of adjectives
275(1)
More Travel Experience
276(3)
Grammar: Continually inflection of adjectives
277(2)
Places You Visited
279(3)
Grammar: Very inflection of adjectives
280(2)
Vocabulary
282(5)
Occupations and Professions
287(14)
Occupations and Professions
287(5)
Grammar: Use of agent suffix for some professions
288(2)
Grammar: Rhetorical questions
290(2)
Job Activity
292(2)
Note: Use of Understand to precede a qualification, condition, or stipulation
293(1)
Work History
294(2)
Note: Use of Get-Regularly
295(1)
Vocabulary
296(5)
The Body, Health, and Emergencies
301(12)
Physical Conditioning
301(2)
Grammar: Use of body pronoun
302(1)
Health and Health Problems
303(2)
Note: Use of Pain
304(1)
Emergencies
305(3)
Culture: Deaf people's communicative strategies with non-signers
306(1)
Grammar: Use of Never and Nothing as denials
307(1)
Vocabulary
308(5)
Current Events
313(12)
Recent News
313(3)
Grammar: Reduplication in different locations
314(2)
Current Topics of Interest
316(3)
Grammar: Clause as topic
317(2)
Current Issues
319(2)
Note: Use of Worse
320(1)
Vocabulary
321(4)
How Things Are Done
325(10)
A Process
325(2)
Grammar: Classifier predicates showing manner of flow: CL:44 and CL:4
326(1)
Width, Length, and Height
327(2)
Grammar: Distance from one point to another using CL:1-TO-CL:1
328(1)
Measurements and Weight
329(2)
Grammar: Questions about measurement: How-Much, etc
330(1)
Vocabulary
331(4)
English Translations of Dialogues 335(16)
Vocabulary Index 351


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