Illustrating over 1,500 signs, the best-selling The Joy of Signing, Second Edition is one of the most comprehensive guides available for mastering the current signs used in English American Sign Language. Rather than simply providing isolated words, this manual encourages signing fluency through the placement of words within the context of sentence formation. Such developments include the difference between a statement, command & question when identical signs are used; pluralization; tense; ordinal numbers; & introduction of the use of classifiers. Also included in the manual are sections on the history of sign language & fingerspelling, the art of signing, language patterns of signs, an illustrated guide for fingerspelling & a detailed index of every sign included in the book. This bestseller combines with The Joy of Signing Puzzle Book (0-88243-676-7, $4.50) & The Joy of Signing Puzzle Book 2 (0-88243-538-8. $7.99) & enhances the learning process through constructive enjoyment. Written by Lottie L. Riekehof who has been Professor of Sign Communications at Gallaudet University, the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf. Now retired, she is engaged in activities involving deaf children. Order your copy of The Joy of Signing, Second Edition from your local bookstore or Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802; 800-641-4310. Our website address is www.gospelpublishing.com.Riekehof, Lottie L. is the author of 'Joy of Signing The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet' with ISBN 9780882435206 and ISBN 0882435205.