About Random House Webster’s Concise American Sign Language Dictionary
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
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… More about Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
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“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
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