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The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language

By 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. Rennerg

Featuring more than 1,000 ASL signs arranged alphabetically by English terms, entertaining color illustrations, practice sentences, and a DVD of all signs, this volume stands alone as the best ASL reference for deaf and hearing children alike.


Sign Language Archaeology
Understanding the Historical Roots
of American Sign Language

Ted Supalla and
Patricia Clark

This study investigates the origins of American Sign Language, its evolution from French Sign Language, and evidence about the word formation process of ASL, including data from 19th and early 20th century dictionaries.


Teaching and Learning in Bilingual Classrooms
New Scholarship

Kristin J. Mulrooney, Editor

The 20th Volume in the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series explores the effectiveness the new initiative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which strives to improve education by examining and assessing the vital component of classroom interaction.


Telling Deaf Lives
Agents of Change

Kristin Snoddon, Editor

The best of the 8th Deaf History International Conference, members of international Deaf communities around the world relate their own autobiographies as well as the biographies of historical Deaf individuals in this engrossing collection.


Coming to My Senses
One Woman's Cochlear Implant Journey

Claire H. Blatchford

In this memoir, Blatchford describes in prose and verse living with a cochlear implant for three years after being implanted at the age of 67.


Investigations in Healthcare Interpreting

Brenda Nicodemus and
Melanie Metzger, Editors

A broad array of international scholars from around the world addresses various topics on interpreting in healthcare situations, from interpretation clarification to methodological approaches including ethnography, questionnaires, observation, and diary accounts.


A Historical and Etymological Dictionary of American Sign Language

Emily Shaw and Yves Delaporte
Illustrated by Carole Marion

Utilizing 1,150 sign illustrations and historical texts, this reference presents the detailed account of the origins of more than 500 ASL signs, including regional variations.