The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

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Gallaudet University Press, 1998 - Education - 407 pages
4 Reviews
Now, students and others interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL) can look up specific signs without needing to know their meaning in English beforehand. The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary can help users locate a sign whose meaning they have forgotten, or help them find the meaning of a new sign they have just seen for the first time. Instead of offering a conventional alphabetical arrangement of English words and their corresponding signs, The ASL Handshape Dictionary organizes more than 1,600 ASL signs by 40 basic handshapes and includes detailed descriptions on how to form each sign.
In easy-to-follow style, The ASL Handshape Dictionary explains how signs are used in ASL structure and presents clear, explicit directions on how to identify a sign and its meaning in the specific context of its use.
A complete English word index provides the option of referring to an alphabetical listing of English terms to locate an equivalent sign or choice of signs.
  

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

I liked the idea of it, but I was looking for something more...advanced, I guess you could say. This book is organized in a way more suitable to those who are new to signing, so if that's where you are, try it out! Read full review

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User Review  - Sheila Read - Goodreads

there was lots of books that i tried learn sign language with luck. this is a great book to learn from. Read full review

Contents

Contents
7
How to Use This Dictionary
24
OneHand Signs
39
Two Hand Signs
151
Index of English Glosses
371
Acknowledgments 419
405
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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About the author (1998)

Tennant is a former mathematics teacher.

Brown is professionally certified by the American Sign Language Teacher's Association and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

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