American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi by Martin L. SternbergAmerican Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi by Martin L. Sternberg

American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi

byMartin L. Sternberg

Paperback | October 30, 1998

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Deaf since the age of seven, Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., spent most of his career working with deaf people. Inspire by his sign language teacher at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, he devised this vital reference to help anyone learn to speak with their hands.


A must for parents, instructors, and students, American Sign Language Dictionary includes  everything you need to know to communicate clearly using ASL. This illustrated abridgment of the most authoritative reference book on sign language features more than 5,000 signs and 8,000 illustrations, as well as clear, detailed instructions to help you master each sign.

Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., is a native New Yorker. Deaf since the age of seven, he has spent most of his career working with deaf people. The idea for this book came from Dr. Elizabeth Peet, Dr. Sternberg's sign language teacher at Gallaudet University (for the deaf), in Washington, DC. Dr. Sternberg kept Dr. Peet's ideas and metho...
Title:American Sign Language Dictionary-FlexiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.12 × 6.62 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062736345

ISBN - 13:9780062736345

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The American Sign Language Dictionary is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use references for novice and intermediate students of American Sign Language. Defining the 5,000 most popular signs in the ASL lexicon, the third edition uses clear illustrations of arm and hand positions and facial expressions to give the most complete depiction of each sign.

Editorial Reviews

"An abridged edition of 'the most comprehensive and clearly written dictionary of sign language ever published.'"-- "Los Angeles Times""Your ASL dictionary is Webster's for ASL. There is no more comprehensive and authorative source.-- Harlan Lane, author of, "When the Mind Hears" and "The Mask of Benevolence""Four thumbs up! Martin Sterberg's intelligence and passion for his subject gleams in this monumental work."-- David Hays, Founding Artistic Director, The National Theatre of the Deaf"A fabulous reference book, a must for everybody's library."-- Dorothy Chler, President, Coalition of Deaf Educators"An invaluable and indispensable tool for the student of American Sign Language. Martin Sternberg has done an excellent job."-- I. King Jordan, President, Gallaudet University"Martin Sternberg has done a magnificent job of opening the doors to the resplendence and distictiveness of our visual language."-- Bernard Bragg, Internationally Renowed Deaf Actor and Mime