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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Second Edition

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

Now in Paperback!

July 2010

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Read reviews: Choice (1st Ed.), Library Journal, Deaf Life, Choice (2nd Ed.), Reference & Research Book News, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.
  $34.95t print edition
$34.95 e-book

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

$34.95t

E-book Edition: ISBN 978-1-944838-61-4

$34.95

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