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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary DVD

Richard A. Tennant and
Marianne Gluszak Brown

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  • Native Signers Demonstrating Signs Illustrated in the Dictionary
  • Includes More than 1,400 ASL Signs!
  • Organized by Handshape for Easy Identification
  • Complete English Vocabulary for All Signs
  • Full-Color and Fully Searchable

Here’s the original DVD that shows the signs from the besteslling American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary. The Handshape Dictionary organizes ASL signs by 40 basic handshapes, and the original DVD features a diverse cast of native signers forming 1,400 of the most frequently used signs. Each sign depicted on the DVD includes a complete list of English glosses and synonyms from The Handshape Dictionary for reference.

       This fully searchable, full-color DVD enables users to survey each handshape group for a specific sign. They not only can find the corresponding English words for the sign, they will benefit from the added dimension of seeing exactly how the sign is formed from beginning to end. They can repeat a sign on the DVD as necessary to learn precisely how to form it themselves. The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary DVD presents students, sign language teachers, and deaf and hearing people alike with a perfect visual tool to enhance communication skills in both ASL and English.

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 978-1-56368-337-7, fully searchable, full-color DVD featuring 1,400 ASL signs


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