Item description for Sign Language Made Simple (2nd Edition) by Edgar Lawrence & Ruth Reppert...
Overview Communicate from the very first lesson!
Sign Language Made Simple's unique format enables beginning signers to quickly and easily learn to communicate using signs and the manual alphabet. Ideal for independent study or as a classroom textbook, its 30 lessons introduce more than 1,500 American Sign Language signs in the context of 600 English sentences. All signs are clearly illustrated above their English equivalent, making the transition from English to signing relatively simple.
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Publishers Description Teaches sign language in senteces rather than individual words. Includes graphic drawings, index, and sadditional learning tools.
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Studio: Gospel Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.26" Width: 6.94" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2000
Publisher Gospel Publishing House
ISBN 0882435000 ISBN13 9780882435008
Availability 0 units.
More About Edgar Lawrence & Ruth Reppert
Edgar D. Lawrence Is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Special Education at Central Bible College, Springfield Missouri, Where He Has Taught Since 1963. After Receiving a Bachelor's Degree from Central Bible College, He Earned a Master's Degree from California State University at Northridge, Where He Completed the National Leadership Training Program in the Area of Deafness. in Addition to Teaching Classes on Deafness and Sign Language, He Has Authored Two Books-Sign Language Made Simple and Ministering to the Silent Minority. a Renowned Educator, He Was Honored in Outstanding Educators of America in 1975.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sign Language Made Simple (2nd Edition)?
Sign Language Made Simple Jul 3, 2005
This book is great. We were able to communicate with a deaf person (limited of course) with just the first two lessons. Rather than learning each word individually, like you would with a dictionary, you learn in sentences. We really enjoy our sign language class using this book. It makes learning SL fun.
A Student of SL
Good place to start with ESL Aug 7, 2002
This book is very helpful for starting to learn sign language, but truth of the matter is, all deaf people sign somewhat differently. No matter how much you try to learn, unless you actually communicate with a deaf person who will correct your signing, it's useless. It is a good place to start learning English Sign (uses alot of initialization). I do recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn, but I even more recommend immersing yourself in the deaf culture.
Sign Language Made Simple May 30, 2000
I checked this book out from my local library and I'm enjoying it so much, I'm considering buying it. I have just completed a 4 month American Sign Language course and I found this book to use as a study guide. I have to admit that I find their method of teaching Sign confusing. But I think this is particularly due to the fact that the book incorporates ASL and Exact English (my class instructor was very against the use of Exact English). However as I work through the book, I enjoy that they show both forms of Sign. Particularly since I am interested in becoming an interpreter myself someday and will need to know both. I find the chapter reviews to be excellent - very helpful. An additional plus is the set up of the reviews that give you quick reference to where the signs can be located in the book plus memory aids for the signs. I wouldn't recommend this book as your only tool for studying the language, but I would highly recommend it as an additional tool.
Very comprehensive and easy to follow Sep 30, 1999
My daughter had the first edition of this book and we had enjoyed working with that. Yet, when we received the second edition it was more compatible to American Sign Language, deleting many of the incidental words (the, to, a, etc.)The review exercises at the end of each lesson offer focused practice on the signs already learned. This enables the reader to quickly use the new words in actual conversation. Although just learning, I have been able to converse somewhat with hearing impaired friends.
BEST TEACHER OF SIGN LANGUAGE YOU CAN GET !!! Sep 26, 1999
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK IF YOU ARE A BEDINNER IN SIGN LANGUAGE. IT TAUGHT ME WELL AND NOW I CAN SIGN.