The A Basic Course in American Sign Language, Second Edition features a new introduction which includes a section on Deaf Culture and Community, expanded dialogue introductions which incorporate cultural information, revised grammar notes and an updated bibliography.The Student Study Guide to A Basic Course in American Sign Language, designed to supplement the text, provides a wide array of practice materials for student and teacher. Exercises and practice sentences allow students to practice receptive and expressive skills.The A Basic Course in American Sign Language Videotape Package contains four one-hour videotapes, a copy of the A Basic Course in American Sign Language, Second Edition and a copy of the Student Study Guide. The first three videotapes demonstrate the exercises and dialogues presented in the 22 lessons of the text. The fourth tape presents spontaneous, unrehearsed conversations among four Deaf adults which provides excellent practice in reading signs in conversation.The A Basic Course in American Sign Language Vocabulary Videotape features four Deaf models signing each vocabulary word contained in all 22 lessons of the text plus the alphabet and numbers. The tape has captions and voice which can be turned off to sharpen visual acuity. It is ideal for classroom reinforcement and independent home study.Un Curso Basico de Lenguaje Americano de Senas features English and Spanish translations side by side. It is designed for teachers, parents and learning English and American Sign Language.Tom Humphries is the author of 'Basic Course in American Sign Language', published 1994 under ISBN 9780932666420 and ISBN 0932666426.