Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate!: A Student's Guide to ASL and the Deaf Community
The Heart Of Any Language Is Found Within Its Culture...
As anyone who has learned a foreign language will tell you, all language is an experience. And that experience is found through a language's culture its people.
The journey toward complete comprehension and usage of American Sign Language includes the recognition, not only of the sovereignty of the language, but of the understanding that ASL lives within its own community and culture.
The full learning and understanding of a language involves much more than vocabulary or sentence structure. All language is unique in vocabulary, grammar, syntax, emotion, and more... including culture. ASL is a language unique to the community that uses it.
Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate! focuses on giving you a better understanding of the ASL community and culture, as well as a better and more comprehensive understanding of learning the language. This guide successfully takes you inside the Deaf community and gets you involved in its fascinating culture.
Take advantage of this informative and handy resource that will make your journey into ASL a fulfilling adventure. Start ASL has created this guide so that you can easily explore the ASL language and Deaf culture. This guide provides you with tools, advice, and helpful resources not available anywhere else!
It's a big book of references...
The cover and sample led me to believe that this book would be a beginning to learning ASL by presenting signs in logical sequences and covering ASL-created idioms in easy to cover lessons.
I was disappointed to find that it does cover those topics, but only by referring me to websites where it may be free or it may require a subscription.
It is all great information; however, it does not meet my needs and I could have saved myself the $10 to see that it doesn't have actual ASL Lessons.
It isn't a beginning enough tool to help me learn.