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Portable and convenient, this concise pocket sign language dictionary contains over 4,500 ASL signs with detailed, full-torso illustrations. Instructions for performing each sign are included, as well as new and technical signs. Part of speech, related words and related signs are also included. 516 pages, softcover.
A complete pocket dictionary of American Sign Language
Over 4,500 fully illustrated, up-to-date signs
From basic hand shapes to fully illustrated and described signs, Random House Webster’s Concise American Sign Language Dictionary offers a comprehensive and up-to-date treasury of signs. Whether you are a novice seeking “survival signs” for basic communication or an experienced user fluent in ASL and looking to enlarge your vocabulary, you cannot find a more complete, easy-to-use sign language dictionary.
This authoritative reference includes:
• Over 4,500 signs — more than other ASL pocket dictionaries
• Detailed full-torso illustrations
• Precise, easy-to-follow instructions for performing each sign
• Signs for new and technical terms
• Hints for remembering signs
• And much more
“Dr. Costello’s work establishes ASL as a major force in the future of communications for both the deaf and the hearing.”
— Richard Dysart, trustee, Gallaudet University
“This scrupulously researched book solidifies the position of American Sign Language as a rich, vibrant, living language. It is a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone interested in the wonders of ASL.”
— Lou Ann Walker, author of A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family
Other important signing books by Elaine Costello:
Signing: How to Speak With Your Hands
Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths