ERIC Number: ED303968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Architect: Final Version Signfont Handbook.
Salk Inst. for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA.; Emerson and Stern Associates, San Diego, CA.
The manual teaches SignFont, a written form of sign language. Following a brief introduction, the first of three major sections describes the SignFont alphabet, structured according to the parts of every sign that is written (handshape, action area, location, movement). The second section discusses in greater detail how the SignFont characters are put together to spell signs, including a section on writing basic non-manuals (facial expressions and body language) that change the grammar or meaning of a sign. Answers to exercises in the manual precede the third major section, which consists of a dictionary of several hundred written signs. (JW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Deafness, Expressive Language, Language, Manual Communication, Secondary Education, Sign Language, Skills, Written Language
Edmark Corp., P.O. Box 3903, Bellevue, WA 98009-3903 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Salk Inst. for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA.; Emerson and Stern Associates, San Diego, CA.