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.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUA

Author: Martin L. Sternberg
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 0062700529
Release Date: 1993-06-10
Genre: Reference

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

Linguistics of American Sign Language

Author: Clayton Valli
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680971
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642354
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.

Signs of the Times

Author: Edgar H. Shroyer
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0913580767
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Education

Designed for use as a classroom text, this book is a useful beginning contact-signing book. It present 1185 signs, organized into 41 lessons. Each lesson contains illustrations of all vocabulary English glosses and synonyms, sample sentences to define vocabulary context, and practice sentences.

American Sign Language Dictionary

Author: Elaine Costello
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 9780375722776
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

A dictionary of more than five thousand signs includes definitions for each word and an illustration and description of each sign.

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.

Talking with Your Hands Listening with Your Eyes

Author: Gabriel Grayson
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 075700007X
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Uses almost 1,400 photographs to present a comprehensive guide to the techniques, words, and phrases used in American Sign Language.

1 000 Signs of Life

Author: Gallaudet University Press
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563682729
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Basic ASL for everyday conversation.

Religious Signing

Author: Elaine Costello
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553386196
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A revised edition of an interdenominational guide to religious sign language demonstrates how to use each sign in its proper context, incorporates twenty new signs devoted to the Muslim faith, and reworks prayers to put them in American Sign Language instead of Signed English. Original.

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.

The Everything Sign Language Book

Author: Irene Duke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605507521
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream—it’s even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers, money, and time. With info on signing etiquette, communicating with people in the Deaf community, and using ASL to aid child development, this book makes signing fun for the entire family.