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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781563684449

ISBN10:
1563684446
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/31/2010
Publisher(s):
Gallaudet Univ Pr

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Summary

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 StructureThe 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 educatorsrs" and studentsrs" bookshelves.-CHOICENow, the bestselling resourceThe American Sign Language Handshape Dictionaryhas 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 ofThe American Sign Language Handshape Dictionaryand 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.

Author Biography

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.



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