American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi

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HarperCollins, Nov 4, 1998 - Reference - 800 pages
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An illustrated abridgment of the most authoritative reference book on sign language, with well-written and easily understood instructions for the use of each sign. More than 5,000 signs and 8,000 illustrations. And now includes more than 500 new signs and 1,500 new illustrations.

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User Review  - schatzi - LibraryThing

This dictionary is an invaluable tool. There are lots of words included, each accompanied by an illustration and detailed instructions on how to sign it correctly. There are some words that I felt ... Read full review

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User Review  - OpheliaAwakens - LibraryThing

This dictionary has a lot of weirder signs which is fun. The illustrations have descriptions as well so you can get the correct sign. I do get annoyed when I forget something basic like a color though, because they are not in this dictionary. I have to look it up in my textbook instead. 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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