Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary by Elaine CostelloRandom House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary by Elaine Costello

Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary

byElaine Costello

Paperback | June 10, 2008 | Large Print

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The Random House Webster’s Compact American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 4,500 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning.
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 d...
Title:Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language DictionaryFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:624 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:Diversified PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375722777

ISBN - 13:9780375722776

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from You must own a Costello dictionary Studying ASL, I have bought several dictionaries and ASL learning books to find Dr. Elaine Costello's work to be one of the best. Clear descriptions of how to position and move your hands are great enough, but Costello actually defines the word and other terms it may represent, while making it clear if there are other terms, e.g. the love for a person is a different sign from the love for an object, or the difference between missing a shot versus missing your significant other. Other dictionaries do not always, and not with such efficiency, demonstrate that a sign conveys a meaning, not an English word. I do find Costello's work to be very "proper," seemingly DC/NY centric and not reflecting the dialect of signs encounter in Ontario classrooms and with Ontario Deaf. However, more signs are alike than different, and it helps learning many dialectical signs.
Date published: 2017-02-12