A reference to everyday expressions in American Sign Language (ASL). Phrases, grouped in sections such as signing and deafness, getting acquainted, health, school, family, weather, travel, and religion, are illustrated with b&w drawings. Discusses ASL grammar, and includes a sign language alphabet.
An extraordinary presentation of how indidivuals with significant hearing deficits on a genetic basis were accepted and integrated into the community of Martha's Vineyard for many generations. It interesting to discover that many of the original settlers in Martha's Vineyard in colonial times had significant auditory deafness due to hereditary factors . They and their decendants many of whom were deaf became vitally important members of the community