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Have You Ever Seen…? An American Sign Language (ASL) Handshape DVD/Book


reviewed by Joan Wink & Dawn Wink — October 22, 2007

coverTitle: Have You Ever Seen…? An American Sign Language (ASL) Handshape DVD/Book
Author(s): Adonia K. Smith and E. Lynn Jacobowitz
Publisher: ASL Rose, Frederick
ISBN: 097646004, Pages: 76, Year: 2005
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Language, thought, and culture come to life through the hands in Have You Ever Seen…? An American Sign Language (ASL) Handshape DVD/Book by Adonia K. Smith and E. Lynn Jacobowitz. You cannot read this book without moving your hands; we tried. Not possible. This whimsical book is not only informative, but also readable and fun while simultaneously offering insights into the complex nature of teaching and learning for all involved with Deaf education. The purpose of this first book in a series is to focus on the development of bilingual materials in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. In addition, the authors seek to share the notion of visual rhyming for the Deaf reader (p. vii). However, the book far exceeds its goals, in that it expands the knowledge of Deaf education for all learners: hearing or non-hearing, adult or child. The strength of Have You Ever Seen? is grounded in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 22, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14677, Date Accessed: 10/24/2014 12:07:27 PM

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  • Joan Wink
    California State University, Stanislaus
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    JOAN WINK is a professor in the College of Education at California State University, Stanislaus. She is the author of Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World; and Joan co-authored A Vision of Vygotsky with LeAnn Putney of UNLV. Dawn and Joan wrote Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? All three of these books are published by Allyn & Bacon. In addition, Joan and Dawn have written and published numerous articles and chapters in the area of teaching and learning.
  • Dawn Wink
    Santa Fe Community College
    DAWN WINK is an assistant professor at Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico. Dawn and Joan wrote Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? In addition, Joan and Dawn have written and published numerous articles and chapters in the area of teaching and learning.
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