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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

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Contents

Preface
 
Introduction
 
Handshape Typology
 
American Manual Alphabet
 
Symbols and Conventions
 
Historical and Etymological Dictionary of ASL
 
     On Common Ground
 
     Meaning of the Thumb
 
     Handshape Change
 
     The Veiled Devil
 
     The Bundled Handshape
 
     un (One): The Hidden Number
 
     Axis of Time
 
Illustration Credits
 
References

Emily Shaw is a nationally certified ASL-English interpreter and linguist in Silver Spring, MD.

Yves Delaporte is a former director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-621-4, 7 x 10 casebound, 360 pages, 1,047 sign illustrations, 68 line illustrations

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E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-622-1

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