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A Basic Course in American Sign Language

TJ Publishers is pleased to announce that the original videotape series that accompanies the textbook, A Basic Course in American Sign Language, is now available in a 4-disc DVD set.

The first three DVDs in this series are designed to illustrate and demonstrate each of the exercises and dialogues presented in A Basic Course in American Sign Language. Four Deaf teachers and three hearing students provide a variety of models for the exercises.

The fourth DVD in this series presents spontaneous, unrehearsed conversations among four Deaf adults. It offers excellent practice in reading signs in conversation. Topics include Mischievous Behavior, Travel Experiences, Deaf Clubs, Name Signs, etc.

All DVDs include voice. Hearing students can utilize sound for initial instruction, or opt to turn off the sound to sharpen visual acuity.

Disc 1 – Lessons 1-7, 50 minutes
Disc 2 – Lessons 8-14, 48 minutes
Disc 3 – Lessons 15-22, 50 minutes
Disc 4 – Conversations, 60 minutes

(Individual discs not available, the 4 discs are only available as a set.)

A Basic Course in Manual Communication

O’Rourke, T. J. (1973). A Basic Course in Manual Communication. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishers.

 

This 158-page book offers more than 700 signs organized by handshape, location, and movement. Basic vocabulary grouped into one section, practice lessons into another.

A Basic Vocabulary: American Sign Language for Parents and children

O’Rourke, T. J. (1978). A Basic Vocabulary: American Sign Language for Parents and Children. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishers.

 

This 240-page paperback dictionary presents approximately 1,100 line drawings of signs in alphabetical order.

Signs of Drug Use

Woodward, J. (1980). Signs of Drug Use. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishers.

 

This book provides more than 160 different signs related to drug and alcohol use. Signs are clearly illustrated and notes on the derivation of each sign are presented. A videotape to accompany this book is also available.

Signs of Sexual Behavior

Woodward, J. (1979). Signs of Sexual Behavior. Silver Spring, MD: T.J. Publishers.

 

This book serves as an introduction to signs used by the deaf community to communicate about sexual behavior. More than 100 signs are illustrated and notes are provided on the derivation of signs. An accompanying videotape may also be purchased.

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