Linguistics of American sign language

Author: Clayton Valli
Publisher: Clerc Books
ISBN: 1563680149
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The standard introduction on ASL structure, now expanded with more information on linguistic fundamentals.

The Gallaudet Children s Dictionary of American Sign Language

Author: Jean Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563686317
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.

Once Upon a Sign

Author: Kim Taylor-DiLeva
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844764
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Education

This book shows how integrating American Sign Language (ASL) into story time and other educational programs can benefit and entertain ALL children, whether or not they are hearing impaired, from infancy onward. * Includes 14 complete program ideas appropriate for young learners, from infancy through high school-age patrons (plus parents of babies/toddlers) * More than 200 photos clearly illustrate signs * Resources listed include ASL Books/Media for Adults, ASL Books/Media for Children, and the ASL Manual Alphabet

Deaf Culture

Author: Irene W. Leigh
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 9781597569941
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Medical


The Linguistics of Sign Languages

Author: Anne Baker
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789027267344
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How different are sign languages across the world? Are individual signs and signed sentences constructed in the same way across these languages? What are the rules for having a conversation in a sign language? How do children and adults learn a sign language? How are sign languages processed in the brain? These questions and many more are addressed in this introductory book on sign linguistics using examples from more than thirty different sign languages. Comparisons are also made with spoken languages. This book can be used as a self-study book or as a text book for students of sign linguistics. Each chapter concludes with a summary, some test-yourself questions and assignments, as well as a list of recommended texts for further reading. The book is accompanied by a website containing assignments, video clips and links to web resources.

The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680432
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

"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.

The American Sign Language Handshape Starter

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563681307
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Beginning signers can now improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook. Illustrates 800 common signs organized by topics including food, travel, family, sports and more. 800 illustrations.

Random House Webster s American Sign Language Legal Dictionary

Author: Elaine Costello
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0375719431
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

Features more than one thousand signs for key legal terms, along with complete definitions, full-torso definitions, and step-by-step instructions on how each sign is formed.

American Sign Language Concise Dictionary

Author: Martin L. Sternberg
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062740106
Release Date: 1994-11-16
Genre: Reference

Introducing the first revised edition to the original and most extensive pocket-size American Sign Language dictionary ever published. Included are more than 2,500 of the most widely used words, phrases and idioms in the language, with easy-to-follow illustrations of the hand, arm and facial movements that express each one. Completely updated and modernized, this monumental work introduces 500 new signs that have recently been added to the evolving American Sign Language lexicon.