Random House Webster's Concise American Sign Language Dictionary - Elaine Costello (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780553584745
Department
Books
Released
2 Jan 2002
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Elaine Costello
Lois Lenderman (Illustrator)
Paul M. Setzer (Illustrator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House
Language
English
Number of Pages
528
Dimensions
171 x 108 x 38mm (249g)

Annotation

  • A new paperback reference, written by the founder of the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf, illustrates that different meanings of the same word might require different signs and includes more than 4,500 signs and definitions, full-torso illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and tips on how to remember signs. Reprint.
  • A dictionary of more than 4500 signs includes an illustration and description of each sign.

Summary

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

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Reference
BISAC Subject 1
Reference / Dictionaries
BISAC Subject 2
Reference / Dictionaries
BIC Classification 1
Dictionaries
Library Subject 1
American Sign Language; Dictionaries.
Dewey Classification
419/.03

Author Bio

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.

Review Quotes

"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