Summary: Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate, Second Edition, is a major revision of the First Edition, designed to help learners successfully interact with deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users.
Written by two leading authorities in the field, the text is used as the basic text for a one-semester or full-year course in ASL. Lessons are structured around language needed for common-life situations, and examples are pres ...show moreented 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. The book is supported by a new videotape and an instructor's manual.
Video to Accompany "Learning American Sign Language", 2/E
by Tom L. Humphries, Carol A. Padden, Rob Hills, Peggy Lott and Daniel W. Renner
Used in conjunction with the text, this totally revised supporting video with new modern characters effectively demonstrates all of the conversations and important structures -- bringing the signs in the text to life.
American Sign Language students will find themselves captivated and entertained by this state-of-the-art video. This new video presents all 72 dialogues and each of the key structures in this book. Four internationally known, Deaf actors animate the dialogues and give life to the text illustrations, allowing students to preview and review instructional materials at home to enhance their classroom learning. These fluent ASL users also model facial expressions and conversational gestures appropriate to American Sign Language. ...show less