• Asl Literature Series

    Dawn Sign Press

  • $53.94

  • Description

    This title featuring two original ASL narratives by Ben Bahan and Sam Supalla are covered in depth through classroom analysis and use of the student videotext now on DVD. Linguistic and cultural notes in the book provide readers with background information leading to greater appreciation of events in each narrative. Used in tandem outside of the classroom these tools enhance ASL comprehension.Ben Bahans fable Bird of a Different Feather is about the different-looking bird within a family of eagles. Instead of accepting the birds differences the eagle family tries to apply a pathological approach to raising it. This is an odyssey familiar to many Deaf people.In Sam Supallas For a Decent Living the protagonist is a deaf boy on a journey to find his deaf identity. Escaping from his unsympathetic hearing family the boy faces the continuing dilemma of proving himself to his family the Deaf community and society at large.DVD bonus features treat viewers to interviews with Ben Bahan and Sam Supalla as they share the importance of storytelling in ASL. Viewers are able to watch the narratives Bird of a Different Feather and For a Decent Living uninterrupted and in their entirety. As an added benefit bonus clips on the Teachers DVD contains voiceover and English subtitles. The Students DVD has voiceover and subtitles for the interviews. Sam Supalla and Ben Bahan; 2007 Workbook 208 pages; soft cover; DVD 120 minutes; no voicing or audio. Item Weight - 1 lbs.

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