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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.
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.
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
Preface and Acknowledgments
American Sign Language
International Sign Language