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Authors: Lou Fant,Barbara Bernstein Fant,Betty Miller

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The American Sign
Language Phrase Book
 

THIRD EDITION

 

Lou Fant and Barbara Bernstein Fant
Illustrations by Betty G. Miller

 

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I dedicate this edition to my beloved sister, Frances Petersen,
who will not survive the ravages of cancer.
—Barbara Bernstein Fant

 
Contents
 

Preface to the Third Edition

 

1
   
How to Use This Book

2
   
A Guide to American Sign Language

3
   
Greetings, Salutations, and Everyday Expressions

      
Hello

      
Good morning

      
Good afternoon

      
Good night

      
How are you?

      
How have you been?

      
I'm glad to see you

      
See you later

      
Good-bye

      
I feel fine

      
Additional vocabulary

      
I haven't seen you for a long time

      
Thank you

      
Please

      
No, thank you

      
Pardon me

      
Where is the restroom?

      
Close/open the door/window

      
Do you like to watch TV?

      
Do you want to go to the movies?

      
What's your phone number?

      
Do you have a TTY?

      
Do you have a car?

      
May I go with you?

      
Have a seat, please

      
What time is it?

      
I have to go home

      
Where are you going?

      
I'm sorry

      
Have a nice Thanksgiving

      
Merry Christmas

      
Happy Hanukkah

      
Happy New Year

      
Happy birthday

4
   
Signing and Deafness

      
I'm learning sign language

      
Sign slowly, please

      
Please repeat

      
I can't fingerspell well

      
I can fingerspell, but I can't read it well

      
You sign fast

      
I don't understand

      
Would you write it, please?

      
How do you sign ____?/What's the sign for ____?

      
There's no sign for that; you have to fingerspell it

      
What does ______ mean?

      
Are you deaf?

      
I'm not deaf, I'm hearing

      
I'm hard of hearing

      
Do you use a hearing aid?

      
Can you read lips?

      
I speak a little

      
How did you lose your hearing?

      
How old were you when you became deaf?

      
I was born deaf

      
Are your parents deaf?

      
I want to visit the club for deaf people

      
I enjoy TV with captions

      
I saw a captioned film last night

      
Did you go to a residential school for deaf children?

      
I went to a school for hearing children

      
Gallaudet was the first college for deaf people

      
Many deaf students enter hearing colleges

      
Gallaudet University is in Washington, D.C

5
   
Getting Acquainted

      
What is your name?

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