American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi

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HarperCollins, Nov 4, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 800 pages
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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; and it is 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.

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This is one of the BEST sign language reference books out there. Do not buy this book to learn sign language. That is best accomplished with dvds and video. But this is a great referance to find that 1 word that you cant remember. Overall great reference book. Read full review

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About the author (1998)


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 methods, but expanded the work greatly. Early work on the project received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare to New York University, the sponsoring institution. A graduate of the City College of New York, American University, and New York University, Dr. Sternberg has enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher at Gallaudet, New York, Hofstra, and Adelphi Universities. HE is currently chairman of the board of trustees of Lexington School for the Deaf and Lexington Center for the Deaf. He is the author of four ASL dictionaries and a Codies Award-winning CD-ROM, all published by HarperCollins. He also received Emmy and Peabody nominations for his ASL series by the NBC network, "Speaking With Your Hands," as well as medals at various international film and television festivals.

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