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Signing in Fourteen Languages: A Fourteen Language Dictionary of 2,500 American Sign Language Words

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Signing in Fourteen Languages is an invaluable guide to mastering and communicating in American Sign Language around the globe.

A detailed line drawing clearly indicates how to sign each word and is accompanied by the same word translated into the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. A convenient cross-indexing feature makes it easy to find the appropriate sign language gesture using any of the languages without having to translate the word. Finger-spelling charts for both American Sign Language and International Sign Language enable readers to spell out uncommon words and names.

With the rapid advances in communication and transportation technology the world is becoming smaller and more interconnected, and Signing in Fourteen Languages advances the cause allowing people from around the world to communicate with the hearing impaired. It is an easy-to-use and indispensable reference work--unique in its breadth of world languages--for businesses, libraries, international organizations, language training centers, government agencies and anyone who is hearing impaired or who interacts with the hearing impaired.

Book News Annotation:

A guide to mastering and communicating in American Sign Language around the globe. A detailed line drawing clearly indicates how to sign each word and is accompanied by the same word translated into Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. A cross-indexing feature makes it possible to find the appropriate gesture using any of the languages without having to translate the word. Finger-spelling charts for both American and International Sign Language enables the reader to spell out uncommon words and names. Contains approximately 2,500 entries organized alphabetically. Proctor has worked extensively as a teacher, linguist, and translator.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An invaluable guide to mastering and communicating in American Sign Language around the globe. A detailed line drawing clearly indicates how to sign each word and is accompanied by the same word translated into twelve other languages.

Synopsis:

Signing in Fourteen Languages is an invaluable guide to communicating around the world with American Sign Language. Organized in a straightforward, easy-to-use dictionary format, this resource is one of the most comprehensive American Sign Language dictionaries available.

Signing in Fourteen Languages contains 2,500 words organized in alphabetical order

Every word appears in American Sign Language as well as Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish

Finger-spelling charts for both American Sign Language and International Sign Language are included

Romanized spellings are given for the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian words in each entry, along with the traditional non-Roman writing systems of these languages

Contains a convenient cross-indexing feature for each dictionary entry so you can find the sign you need using any of the languages

About the Author

Claude O. Proctor, Ph.D. taught Russian at Central Texas College, in addition to working as a linguist and translator. He has a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas, as well as a Master's Degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame. He has held numerous translator/linguist positions, including serving as the Chairman of Strategic Languages at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he managed and directed the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language programs.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Preface and Acknowledgments

American Sign Language

International Sign Language

Dictionary

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579120993
Subtitle:
A Multilingual Dictionary of 2,500 American Sign Language Words
Other:
Proctor, Claude O.
Author:
Proctor, Claude O.
Author:
McGregor, Tony L.
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
American sign language
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
001-99
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
767
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.4 x 2.28 in 2.13 lb

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Signing in Fourteen Languages: A Fourteen Language Dictionary of 2,500 American Sign Language Words
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Product details 767 pages Black Dog and Leventhal Publishing Inc - English 9781579120993 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An invaluable guide to mastering and communicating in American Sign Language around the globe. A detailed line drawing clearly indicates how to sign each word and is accompanied by the same word translated into twelve other languages.
"Synopsis" by ,
Signing in Fourteen Languages is an invaluable guide to communicating around the world with American Sign Language. Organized in a straightforward, easy-to-use dictionary format, this resource is one of the most comprehensive American Sign Language dictionaries available.

Signing in Fourteen Languages contains 2,500 words organized in alphabetical order

Every word appears in American Sign Language as well as Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish

Finger-spelling charts for both American Sign Language and International Sign Language are included

Romanized spellings are given for the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian words in each entry, along with the traditional non-Roman writing systems of these languages

Contains a convenient cross-indexing feature for each dictionary entry so you can find the sign you need using any of the languages

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