Author: Jean Gordon
Release Date: 2014-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Offers a dictionary of American sign language featuring over one thousand sign drawings with corresponding English words, usage in sentences, and illustrations, as well as an introduction explaining fingerspelling and signing.
Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Release Date: 1998
"The unique feature of this dictionary is that it is organized by handshape rather than by alphabetical order. An American Sign Language learner can look up an unfamiliar sign by looking for the handshape rather than by looking up the word in an alphabetical English glossary. At the same time, an English speaker can look up a sign for a specific word by looking at the Index of English Glossaries located at the end of the dictionary. The introduction includes a history of sign language in the United States. Detailed instructions explain the organization of the handshape sections and the ordering of signs. The illustrations are clear and are described in terms of configuration, location, movement, orientation, and nonmanual markers".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Author: Martin L. Sternberg
Publisher: Collins Reference
Release Date: 1993-06-10
A wealth of entries representing the signs of American Sign Language, with illustrations, descriptions, cross-references and bibliography. "The most complete dictionary of sign language ever published." -- National Association of the Deaf
Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.
Author: James W. Guido
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
American Sign Language (ASL) is a vibrant, easy-to-learn language that is used by approximately half a million people each day. Current with the latest additions to ASL and filled with thousands of brand new photographs by Deaf actors, Learn American Sign Language is the most comprehensive guide of its kind. - Learn more than 800 signs, including signs for school, the workplace, around the house, out and about, food and drink, nature, emotions, small talk, and more. - Unlock the storytelling possibilities of ASL with classifiers, easy ways to modify signs that can turn "fishing" into "catching a big fish" and "walking" into "walking with a group." - Find out how to make sentences with signs, use the proper facial expressions with your signs, and other vital tips.
Author: Carole Sue Bailey
Publisher: University of Alberta
Release Date: 2002
The Canadian Dictionary of ASL offers clear illustrations and sign descriptions alongside English definitions, making it a valuable reference for Deaf and hearing users alike. Features of the Dictionary include: easy-to-understand illustrations for every sign; specific written instructions for forming the sign; definitions, parts of speech, usage notes; tips on how to use the signs in visual conversation; and regional variations of signs. Separate sections are included on: fingerspelling, ASL handshapes, numbers, pronouns, time concepts, and geographic place names.
Author: Susan T. Hall
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2013-01-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Charmingly illustrated, kid-friendly coloring book introduces both the American Manual Alphabet for finger spelling words and some of the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes signing tips and etiquette.