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ASL Reference and Instruction

1,000 Signs of Life
Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation

The Editors of Gallaudet University Press


American Sign Language
“The Green Books”

Charlotte Baker-Shenk
and Dennis Cokely


The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Second Edition

Richard A. Tennant and
Marianne Gluszak Brown
Illustrated by Valerie Nelson-Metlay


The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

Linda Lascelle Hillebrand


The American Sign Language Handshape Starter
A Beginner’s Guide

Richard A. Tennant and
Marianne Gluszak Brown
Illustrations by Valerie Nelson-Metlay


Conversational Sign Language II
An Intermediate-Advanced Manual of American Sign Language

Willard J. Madsen


The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language

The Editors of Gallaudet University Press
Jean M. Gordon, ASL Consultant
Color Illustrations by Debbie Tilley
Sign Illustrations by Peggy Swartzel Lott,
Rob Hills, and Daniel W. Renner


The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language

Clayton Valli, Editor in Chief
Illustrated by Peggy Swartzel Lott,
Daniel Renner, and Rob Hills


Gallaudet Survival Guide to Signing

Leonard G. Lane
Illustrated by Jan Skrobisz


A Historical and Etymological Dictionary of American Sign Language
The Origin and Evolution of More Than 500 Signs

Emily Shaw and Yves Delaporte
Illustrations by Carole Marion


Intermediate Conversational Sign Language

William J. Madsen


Language in Motion
Exploring the Nature of Sign

Jerome D. Schein and
David A. Stewart


Learning to See
Teaching American Sign Language as a Second Language

Second Edition

Sherman Wilcox and
Phyllis Perrin Wilcox


Linguistics of American Sign Language
An Introduction

Fifth Edition
Completely Revised and Updated with New DVD

Clayton Valli, Ceil Lucas, Kristin J.
Mulrooney, and Miako N.P. Rankin


The Parents’ Guide to Baby Signs
Early Communication with Your Infant

Leann Sebrey
Illustrations by Valerie Nelson-Metlay


Sign-Me-Fine
Experiencing American Sign Language

Laura Greene and
Eva Barash Dicker
Illustrated by Caren Caraway


Signs Across America

Edgar H. Shroyer and
Susan P. Shroyer


Signs of the Times

Second Edition
Completely Revised with New ASL Signs & Sentences

Edgar H. Shroyer
Illustrated by Susan P. Shroyer