British Sign Language for Dummies
Grammar, syntax and sentence structure, with vocabulary for a wide variety of situations. Also with info on correct body lanuage and facial expressions, which are important in sign language, and the deaf community and culture for context. With drawings and a CD-ROM of conversations in progress
Part I: Starting to Sign.
Chapter 1: Discovering Who s Who And How They Communicate.
Chapter 2: Sign Language You Didn t Know You Knew.
Part II: Everyday BSL.
Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting.
Chapter 4: Knowing Me, Knowing You.
Chapter 5: Expressing Your Feelings.
Chapter 6: Nailing Numbers.
Chapter 7: Describing Weather, Colour, and Clothes.
Part III: Getting Out and About.
Chapter 8: Getting from A to B.
Chapter 9: Arranging Not So Blind Dates.
Chapter 10: Fancy Fish and Chips?
Chapter 11: Making the Most of Your Free Time.
Part IV: Looking into Deaf Life.
Chapter 12: Deaf Community and Culture.
Chapter 13: Technology and Modifi cations for Deaf People.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Top Tips To Improve Your Signing Skills.
Chapter 15: Ten Top Tips For Good Communication.
Chapter 16: Ten Top BSL Resources.
Chapter 17: Ten Really Useful Phrases.
Chapter 18: Ten Things You (Probably) Didn t Know about Deaf Culture and History.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Answer Key to Fun & Games.
Appendix B: About the CD.