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American Sign Language


Barbara Bernstein Fant Betty Miller Lou Fant



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McGraw Hill
21 July 2008
The authoritative source on ASL is better than ever with more than 50 new phrasesFor more than 20 years, The American Sign Language Phrase Book has been the go-to guide for the hearing impaired and those who need to communicate with them including family, teachers and friends. Now this classic by ASL leader Lou Fant has been updated by his wife Barbara Fant to include signs for today's lifestyle.
By:   Barbara Bernstein Fant, Betty Miller, Lou Fant
Imprint:   McGraw Hill
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   521g
ISBN:   9780071497138
ISBN 10:   0071497137
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   21 July 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lou Fant (1931-2001) was considered a leading expert in the ASL field--and considered the ambassador between two worlds. He was a teacher, interpreter, consultant, sign language coach, and actor. His accomplishments included creating the sign language for the movie Clan of the Cave Bear; being the sign language coach in Children of a Lesser God; cofounding the National Theatre of the Deaf in 1967; coaching such actors as Diane Keaton, Henry Winkler, and Mare Winningham; appearing in scores of movies, plays, TV shows, and commercials; and sign language films; and hosting the Emmy Award-winning TV show Off Hand. He was the author of numerous articles and five books on ASL. Barbara Bernstein Fant has taught beginning and advanced ASL at Seattle Central Community College since 1990. On occasion, she contracts with the Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation and Seattle Diversity Words in providing ASL classes and tutoring to various corporations. She has served as the chairperson of the Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services board.

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