The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary
Richard A. Tennant and
Now in Paperback!
From Library Journal
This reference complements other ASL dictionaries by organizing signs by handshape rather than alphabetically by English word order. In so doing, it acts best as a recognition tool for the ASL learner, leading the user quickly to specific signs without having first to refer to an English-equivalent word. Multiple meanings of a single sign also allow deaf people to increase their English vocabulary. Tennant, a former mathematics instructor, and Gluszak Brown, a certified ASL interpreter, have provided a unique organization in their dictionary. Each individual sign presented in this dictionary is illustrated, paired with English-equivalent meaning(s), and described in terms of the five parameters, making it useful as a teaching reference as well as a recognition tool. A worthwhile complement to a public or academic library collection.
Richard A. Tennant is a former mathematics teacher who has studied American Sign Language extensively and resides in Acra, NY.
Marianne Gluszak Brown is an American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) professionally certified interpreter and a child of deaf adults (Coda) who works in Palisades, NY.
Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-944838-78-2, 7 x 10 paperback, 462 pages, 1,900 sign illustrations, index
E-book Edition: ISBN 978-1-944838-61-4
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