American Sign Language Dictionary Unabridged

Hardcover | October 21, 1998

byMartin L. Sternberg

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Appearing first in 1981, this dictionary remains the largest and most comprehensive book of sign language ever published. Now, completely revised and expanded, American Sign Language features:

  • More than 7,000 sign entries, plus cross-references

  • More than 12,000 illustrations

  • 2,000 more signs than any other ASL dictionary, including dozens of signs that have only recently come into usage

  • Arranged alphabetically to enhance usability

    Other features include a pronunciation guide for English language glosses and a foreword to the original edition by the late Mary E. Switzer, United States Commissioner of Vocational Rehabilitation.

    American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most frequently used language in the United States after English and Spanish. ASL has its own distinct grammar and syntax. The entries appearing herein represents signs, not words, and the illustrations of the hand, arm, and facial expressions will aid the reader in forming the signs.

    This book is indispensable to deaf people and their relatives, friends, and associated. Social workers, otologists, hearing and speech therapists, audiologists, and rehabilitation workers have long considered this book a major addition to their libraries.

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Learn and perfect your command of America's third most common language. American Sign Language, Unabridged Edition contains more than 7,000 signs. Containing illustrations of hand, arm and facial expressions and motions that express words and concepts, each entry is designed for use by beginners and for usefulness to experienced signer...

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Appearing first in 1981, this dictionary remains the largest and most comprehensive book of sign language ever published. Now, completely revised and expanded, American Sign Language features: More than 7,000 sign entries, plus cross-references More than 12,000 illustrations 2,000 more signs than any other ASL dictionary, including do...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1008 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1.87 inPublished:October 21, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062716085

ISBN - 13:9780062716088

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Learn and perfect your command of America's third most common language. American Sign Language, Unabridged Edition contains more than 7,000 signs. Containing illustrations of hand, arm and facial expressions and motions that express words and concepts, each entry is designed for use by beginners and for usefulness to experienced signers.

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"The explanatory notes preceding the dictionary portion are refreshingly lear and concise. An excellent addition to public and academicenviroments."(Library Journal February1999)