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Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary: Compact Editionby Elaine Costello
Synopses & Reviews
First in a new series of RHW American Sign Language books focused on special fields of interest, this dictionary of medical signs, all of them clearly illustrated, carefully described, and — unlike other ASL dictionaries — defined, will be a boon to the Deaf community, their teachers, their colleagues, and their friends and families.
Communication with health professionals is a vital need in everyone's life, but can be a particular challenge for the hearing impaired. This book contains over 800 signs, including signs for illnesses, treatments, and drugs, as well as for human anatomy and psychology. Such signs are clearly needed by the ever-increasing numbers of Americans for whom ASL is either their native language or the language they learn in order to communicate effectively with those who use it.
This dictionary represents the cutting edge in reference for American Sign Language, with a treasury of signs for the novice and experienced user alike.
Its many features include:
over 4,500 signs
complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations separate sections on geographical signs
how numbers are signed in different contexts and the role of finger spelling
a subject index
This dictionary is the only one that makes it easy for you to match the right signs with the right meanings by giving you:
alternate signs for the same meaning, plus different signs for different meanings of the same word
complete definitions that show you which meanings go with which signs over 3,000 cross references to the illustrated signs
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