Item description for Signing Everyday Phrases by Mickey Flodin...
Overview Organized by subject area and featuring easy-to-follow directions and illustrations, more than three thousand signs encompass familiar phrases for greetings, travel and direction, shopping, emergencies, health and medical conditions, and everyday expressions, with thirty-two new pages of new signs for the digital age. Reprint.
Publishers Description Fully illustrated and completely revised and updated with 32 pages of all-new signs for the digital age. The most convenient and concise way for learning commonly used phrases in sign language. Perfect for anyone-both deaf and hearing-from teachers and students to friends and family to anyone who wants to learn how to communicate better with hearing-impaired people. Features easy-to-follow instructions and simple, effective illustrations, and is conveniently arranged by topic, including: - Computer and technological terms - Greetings and introductions - Everyday expressions - Family and friends - Shopping and colors - Money and numbers - Leisure and sports - Food and restaurants - School, religion, and government - Time, holidays, and weather - Nature, science, and animals - Health conditions and medical emergencies
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Studio: Perigee Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 0399533095 ISBN13 9780399533099
Availability 0 units.
More About Mickey Flodin
Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.
Reviews - What do customers think about Signing Everyday Phrases?
Not For Serious Signers Sep 1, 2003
Like other reviews on this book, it's important for me to mention that the title is misleading. "Signing Everyday Phrases" leads potential ASL students to believe that this book shows you how to sign phrases in American Sign Language. In reality, it shows you Signed English, something that is NOT used by adult Deaf people. This is speaking as an adult Deaf person.
Really the only thing good about this book would be if you are looking to communicate with a deaf child. Otherwise, please look the other way and you'll find many more suitable resources. (Note: Some of Mickey Flodin's books are highly recommended, but basically just the ones that shows signs alone). :o(
I learned alot... Sep 4, 2000
This book is a good book for learning Basic Sign Language phrases. I have all the asl books by Mickey Flodin, and I think he's really great at explaining the signs, as well as the clear pictures. I will continue to buy his asl books for teaching sign language.
NOT for ASL Students Jul 11, 2000
As a student of American Sign Language (ASL), I have successfully used Flodin's earlier book, "Signing Illustrated: The Complete Learning Guide," as a favorite reference through two semesters of the basics. I would, however, withhold any recommendation of "Signing Everyday Phrases" to a student of ASL.
ASL is recognized as a true language and as such has its own specific syntax. "Signing Everyday Phrases" is an offering in Signed English which presents a different word order from ASL and uses many more signs to convey the same meaning.
Since this book is about putting signed words together to form phrases and short sentences and appropriate syntax is a must in ASL, this book is definitely not for the student of ASL.
Title is misleading!It doesn't teach phrases as used by Deaf Feb 7, 1999
If you are expecting to sign phrases as the Deaf use (i.e. American Sign Language), this book is NOT for you. Some places in the book did not list the approiate sign for that context. This reviewer would recomend staying away from this book as it presents Pidgen Sign English but too often with the wrong sign.