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American Sign Language, or ASL as it’s often abbreviated to, is a natural visual language. It originally evolved from French Sign Language and has adopted a wide variety of home signs—signs first used by a small group of deaf people that then become widely adopted—along the way. Written and directed by Professor Geoffrey S. Poor, 1,000 Words to Sign is a practical, authoritative, and effective learning aid to this beautiful and creative language. Numbers, letters of the alphabet, days of the week, colors, and countries of the world are all covered, along with essential words that will allow you to express yourself, understand others, and communicate clearly. When ASL signs and sentences are put together, the result is a playful, creative, and beautiful language of great precision and eloquence.


About the Author

Professor Geoffrey S. Poor has been working in the field of American Sign Language (ASL) for over thirty years. He has been a sign language interpreter on both coasts, and a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the deaf in Maine. Since 1983, he has been a professor of ASL at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York, and is also the Coordinator of NTID’s Office of Communication Assessment Services. He holds Professional Level certification from the American Sign Language Teacher’s Association, and regularly travels around the country conducting ASL workshops and assessment training. He is the author of Dictionary of American Sign Language (Barrons 2007) and 1000 Signs (Thunder Bay Press).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781911163527
ISBN-10: 1911163523
Publisher: Collins & Brown
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English

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