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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)|
|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|