Religious Signing - Elaine Costello (Paperback)

A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths

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Barcode
9780553386196
Department
Books
Released
29 Sep 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elaine Costello
Lois Lehman (Illustrator)
Subtitle
A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
REV UPD
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
286 x 203 x 25mm (726g)

Annotation

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.

Summary

Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This comprehensive guide, newly revised, updated, and expanded, gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in any religious setting.

From Alleluia to Zizith, more than 750 signs and their specific meanings

Large, clear, upper-torso illustrations that show the corresponding movements of hands, body, and face

Easy-to-follow instructions to help you master the art of expressing signs

A complete index for quick access to any sign

With an essential section of religious &;name signs,&; the addition of signs for the Muslim faith, and an expanded selection of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings, this book is an indispensable resource for signers of all denominations. Written with expertise by an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, it makes communicating by ASL in a religious setting simple and easy, no matter your level of experience.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Language
BISAC Subject 1
Language Arts & Disciplines / Sign Language
BISAC Subject 2
Language Arts & Disciplines / Sign Language
BIC Classification 1
Encyclopaedias & reference works
Library Subject 1
American Sign Language; Dictionaries.
Library Subject 2
Christianity; Terminology.
Library Subject 3
Church work with the deaf.
Academic Subject 1
Sign Language For The Deaf
Academic Subject 2
Religion (Specific Aspects)
Dewey Classification
419/.703

Author Bio

Dr. Elaine Costello has been an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than twenty years. For ten years she was a classroom teacher and supervisor in schools for the deaf. She is now 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.