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“This book has done all of us the favor of calling our attention to the rich
variation in lexical selections in American Sign Language as it is used in
various local Deaf communities.”
-- Journal of Interpretation
“By preserving the variety of unique and traditional signs found across the
country, the book is also an important contribution to research about the fourth
most used language in the U.S.”
Signs Across America provides a fascinating and unique look at regional variations in American Sign Language. The authors contacted native signers in 25 states to find out their signs for 130 selected words. The results--more than 1,200 signs--are illustrated in this book. It is an invaluable reference for teachers of American Sign Language that explores the subtle differences in signs from different geographic areas.
Edgar H. Shroyer is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Education of Deaf Children Program, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
Susan P. Shroyer is a former teacher and administrator, the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Greensboro, and former lecturer, Department of Specialized Education Services, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
ISBN 978-0-913580-96-7, 7 x 10 paperback, 304 pages, line drawings
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