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Most complete and easy to follow BSL book I've come across
on 31 January 2011
Having studied up to BSL stage 3 I have managed to have seen a fair amount of BSL books based around self-study. The vast majority of these do not have much information regarding BSL grammar/structure/other aspects (e.g: facial expressions) and are essentially dictionaries of BSL vocabulary - Imagine learning a foreign language such as french without any information on grammatical constructs! This book is very thorough in introducing BSL and basing the majority of the book around the structure of the language, with key vocabulary included en route and there is information regarding what exactly BSL is aswell as those people who use it, the D/deaf community. The layout is particularly easy to use with short snappy paragraphs/exercises and the illustrations and accompanying DVD are very clear and incredibly useful to aid the teachings. As another reviewer mentioned, this is not simply a book for beginners but also one that more advanced BSL learners would find useful, brushing up on key concepts of BSL which are key to use to convey messages accurately and expressively.
This is the book to buy if you are considering learning BSL.