Effective communication with the Deaf is always important no matter what context. Whether in the workplace, church, or with friends, it's important to have the skills and vocabulary to be able to both get your point across and understand theirs. This comprehensive ASL dictionary features information on the history and formation of ASL, as well as how its grammatical structure operates. Individual entries are arranged alphabetically with a definition, part of speech notation, and illustrated sign, a description of the sign, and notes on similar or identical signs. Over 4,500 signs are included with thousands of cross references! 581 pages, softcover.
The Random House Webster’s Compact American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 4,500 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning.
Elaine Costello, PhD, was a longtime educator and author in the field of deafness. For ten years she was a classroom teacher and supervisor in schools for the deaf. She also served as the director and editor in chief of the Gallaudet College Press at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf.