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The American Sign Language Handshape Starter: A Beginner's Guide
by Richard A. Tennant and Marianne Gluszak Brown
illustrated by Valerie Nelson-Metlay
Gallaudet University Press, 2002
eISBN: 978-1-56368-182-0 | Paper: 978-1-56368-130-1
Library of Congress Classification HV2474.T46 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 419.7

Beginning signers now can improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter illustrates 800 of the most frequently used signs, arranging them by the 40 standard handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL). Carefully chosen for their common use, the signs also have been organized by day-to-day topics, including food, travel, family, sports, clothing, school terms, time, nature and animals, and many others from everyday conversation. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter begins with a confidence-building introduction to ASL use and structure, and tips on basic signing. It also provides a simple guide to finding signs that are either new or familiar to learn their meanings. With the Handshape Starter, new signers, their teachers, and their parents will find improvement in ASL to be faster and even more enjoyable.
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