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The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language

Features DVD Showing Every Sign Plus Practice Sentences

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. Renner

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Read reviews: School Library Journal (starred), Booklist, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries (2015 “Best of the Best”).

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From the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 25th Edition

2015 “Best of the Best”

This is a wonderful dictionary for children and really fills a need. It is great for hearing children to learn to sign and helps deaf children expand their vocabulary. A DVD with native signers is included to show each sign, plus sentences they may be used in. A great addition for any library.
—Hilary Albert (RUSA/CODES*), Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY

This is the most comprehensive American Sign Language dictionary for children to date. The book includes more than 1,000 signs and a searchable DVD. It has adorable illustrations in black-and-white line drawings, and the hands and forearms are in bold, humor galore! Synonym words are listed directly under many entries. This helps the learner improve their vocabulary. It has clear drawings of how to sign in American Sign Language, plus the words and English sentences to fit the illustrations. This book is a must for any ASL learning/signing homes.
—Teri Maggio, Chairperson, RUSA/CODES* Reviewers
Director, Assumption Parish Library, Napoleonville, LA

This outstanding title deserves a place on the shelf of every school and public library. Designed for use by children ages 5 and up, this title will facilitate sign language learning for deaf and hearing children and adults. The entries are arranged alphabetically by English words and colorful, entertaining illustrations accompany each word to demonstrate the concept associated with the word. The signing instructions are done as black and white line drawings with bold lines added to illustrate handshape, movement, location, palm orientation and nonmanual signals. The DVD bound with the dictionary is equally useful since it includes live-action of children signing each word and videos of adults signing 150 sentences.
—Judi Repman (AASL*), Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA (Retired)

*American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
*Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
*Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES)

The Editors of Gallaudet University Press have produced more than 60 titles and DVDs on signed languages.

Jean M. Gordon is an ASL Diagnostician in the Department of ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet University.

ISBN 978-1-56368-631-3, 8½ x 11 casebound, 392 pages, 1,048 sign illustrations, 1,048 full-color illustrations, practice sentences, index, full-color DVD

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