9780679780113

Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679780113

  • ISBN10:

    0679780114

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 12/1/1997
  • Publisher: Random House Reference
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Summary

This dictionary represents the cutting edge in reference for American Sign Language, with a treasury of signs for the novice and experienced user alike. Its many features include: over 4,500 signs complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations separate sections on geographical signs how numbers are signed in different contexts and the role of finger spelling a subject index This dictionary is the only one that makes it easy for you to match the right signs with the right meanings by giving you: alternate signs for the same meaning, plus different signs for different meanings of the same word complete definitions that show you which meanings go with which signs over 3,000 cross references to the illustrated signs

Table of Contents

Preface: Why This Dictionary? iv(2)
Introduction: American Sign Language in Context vi(24)
DEAFNESS AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY VI(4)
THE NATURE OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE X(19)
IN CONCLUSION XXIX(1)
Guide: How to Use This Dictionary xxx(5)
WHAT THIS DICTIONARY CONTAINS xxx(1)
HOW TO FIND A SIGN XXXI(2)
HOW TO MAKE A SIGN xxxiii(2)
Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary XXXV(1)
Handshapes Used in This Dictionary xxxvi
Dictionary
1-510(509)
Manual Alphabet and Fingerspelling
511(3)
Numbers: Cardinals and Ordinals
514(5)
Days of the Week
519(1)
Colors
520(2)
Pronouns
522(3)
Geographical References 525

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