American sign language: a comprehensive dictionary

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Harper & Row, 1981 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1132 pages
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This is by far the largest, most complete dictionary of sign language ever published. It is a vast reference book which will be of great use to deaf people and those who love them and work with them. 5,430 word entries and cross-references, over 8,000 drawings, made by Herbert Rogoff from rapid photographs of hand movements, 1,184 pages, a bibliography of nearly 1,300 items, seven foreign-language indexes, including Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

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Was quite disappointed in this book. I bought this book for the purpose of teaching children Grades 1-5 at my church. I found that the book had some very graphic signs illustrated and therefor I could ... Read full review

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Sternberg, a deaf member of the faculty at Hofstra University and the author of four American Sign Language (ASL) dictionaries, has revised the original version of this work (LJ 8/81) to include over ... Read full review


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Sternberg, a graduate of the City College of New York, American University, and New York University, has enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher at Gallaudet, New York, Hofstra, and Adelphi Universities.

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