Here is the best book for beginners to learn basic American Sign Language vocabulary! The "Survival Guide.".. Features more than 500 of the most commonly used signs, complete with illustrations and descriptions on how to form each one. Offers fast access with an easy-to-follow dictionary format. Lists the different words a single sign can express, cross-referenced alphabetically. Illustrates the American Manual Alphabet and manual numbers, and shows how to use them in conversation. Suggests how to sign successfully and how to use this book most effectively. Start using American Sign Language today with the "Gallaudet Survival Guide to Signing!"