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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Second Edition with DVD Showing Signs in Handshape Order!

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

Read reviews: Choice (1st Ed.), Library Journal, Deaf Life, Choice (2nd Ed.), Reference & Research Book News, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

$49.95t

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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 Tennant is a former mathematics teacher who has studied American Sign Language extensively and now resides in Acra, NY.

Marianne Gluszak Brown is an American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) professionally certified interpreter and a child of deaf parents (coda) who works in Palisades, NY.

ISBN 978-1-56368-444-9, 7 x 10 casebound, 462 pages, sign illustrations, index, DVD

$49.95t

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