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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary [With DVD]

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Publisher Comments:

Featuring

  • More than 1,900 Sign Illustrations Including 327 New Signs
  • Plus DVD Showing How to Form Signs
  • Arranged by Handshape for Easy Identification
  • Complete Index of English Vocabulary for All Signs
  • An Introduction to Deaf Culture and ASL Structure

The first reference source that allows users to access ASL signs without previous knowledge of their English equivalents (far superior to those in most other English-ASL glossaries). Likely to become indispensable on many educators’ and students’ bookshelves.—CHOICE

Now, the bestselling resource The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary has been completely revised with more than 320 new signs and a new DVD. This unique reference can help users locate a sign whose meaning they have forgotten, or help them find the meaning of a new sign they have just seen for the first time. It organizes more than 1,900 ASL signs by 40 basic handshapes and includes detailed descriptions on how to form these signs to represent the different English words that they might mean. ASL students can begin to track down a sign by determing whether it is formed with one hand or two. Further distinctions of handshape, palm orientation, location, movement, and other nonmanual body signals help them pinpoint their search while also refining their grasp of ASL syntax and grammar. A complete English word index provides the option of referring to an alphabetical listing of English terms to locate an equivalent sign or choice of signs.

The new DVD shows how each sign is formed from beginning to end. Users can watch a sign at various speeds to learn precisely how to master it themselves. Together, the new edition of The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary and its accompanying DVD presents students, sign language teachers, and deaf and hearing people alike with the perfect combination for enhancing communication skills in both ASL and English.

 

Book News Annotation:

327 new signs and a DVD-ROM have been added to this second edition of Tennant (former mathematics teacher, no academic affiliations) and Brown's (professionally certified ASL interpreter) American Sign Language dictionary. The over 1900 entries are organized by 40 basic handshapes. Also included is an index of alphabetized English glosses referencing the corresponding ASL signs; the dictionary is thus of interest to both learners of ASL, and signers. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Expanded to more than 1,900 sign illustrations arranged by 40 basic handshapes, this bestselling reference enables users to look up signs they have seen without knowing their English meaning, with a fully cross-referenced English index and a DVD featuring native signers forming every sign.

About the Author

Richard Tennant, a former mathematics teacher who has studied American Sign Language extensively, resides in Acra, NY.

Marianne Gluszak Brown is an American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) professionally certified interpreter and a child of deaf parents (coda) who works in Palisades, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563684449
Author:
Tennant, Richard A.
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Illustrator:
Nelson-Metlay, Valerie
Author:
Gluszak Brown, Marianne
Author:
Brown, Marianne Gluszak
Author:
Nelson-Metlay, Valerie
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
American sign language
Subject:
Foreign Languages-American Sign Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, w/DVD
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
approx 1,900 sign illus
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
10.00 x 7.00 in

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Expanded to more than 1,900 sign illustrations arranged by 40 basic handshapes, this bestselling reference enables users to look up signs they have seen without knowing their English meaning, with a fully cross-referenced English index and a DVD featuring native signers forming every sign.

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