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Publisher Comments:

•More than 3,000 ASL Sign Illustrations

•Fully Searchable Full-Color DVD Featuring Every Sign

•Special ASL Classifier Section

•Complete Index of English Synonyms for Every Sign

Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Valli, The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language represents the culmination of more than five years of meticulous assessment and labor. More than 3,000 illustrations arrayed in this volume display the most useful selection of signs to be found in any single ASL reference resource. Each sign illustration, including depictions of fingerspelling when appropriate, incorporates a complete list of English synonyms. A full, alphabetized English index enables users to cross-reference words and signs throughout the entire volume.

The comprehensive introduction lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaining in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. It also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. This extraordinary reference also provides a special section unique to this volume on ASL classifiers and their use. Readers will find complete descriptions of the various classifiers and examples of how to use these integral facets of ASL.

The full-color DVD included with this dictionary features a diverse group of native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the 3,077 signs. Fully searchable, users can view a sign and quickly go to its synonyms. This and the many other exclusive features in The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language combine to make it the outstanding ASL reference for all instructors, students, and users of ASL.

Book News Annotation:

This first dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) by the leading publisher on sign language and Deaf culture is designed for use by instructors, students and users of ASL. Over 3,000 signs are sorted by the most common equivalent in English, clearly illustrated, and cross-referenced. For beginners, the introduction explains ASL syntax and structure, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. It also includes classifiers, which express whole sentences in a single sign, and English words that are usually finger-spelled as complete words or abbreviations. The fully-searchable DVD included shows native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the signs in the dictionary.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This first dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) by the leading publisher on sign language and Deaf culture is designed for use by instructors, students and users of ASL. Over 3,000 signs are sorted by the most common equivalent in English, clearly illustrated, and cross-referenced. For beginners, the introduction explains ASL syntax and structure, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. It also includes classifiers, which express whole sentences in a single sign, and English words that are usually finger-spelled as complete words or abbreviations. The fully-searchable DVD included shows native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the signs in the dictionary. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Created by a board of experts, this resource represents the culmination of more than five years of meticulous assessment and labor. More than 3,000 illustrations display the most useful selection of signs to be found in any ASL reference. DVD.

About the Author

Clayton Valli was Assistant Professor in the Masters Interpreting Program at Gallaudet University, a renowned linguist who coauthored the Linguistics of American Sign Language, and also a gifted ASL poet. The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language is dedicated to his memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563682827
Editor:
Valli, Clayton
Author:
Lott, Peggy Swartzel
Editor:
Valli, Clayton
Author:
Hills, Rob
Author:
Lott, Peggy S.
Author:
Hills, Robert W.
Author:
Valli, Clayton
Author:
Renner, Daniel
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
Language Experience Approach
Subject:
American sign language
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Subject:
Dictionaries
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth and CD
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.6 in

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