||The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language
Video dictionary is now available at gcdasl.com.
The Editors of Gallaudet University Press
Color Illustrations by Debbie Tilley
Winner, First Place, Washington Publishers Book Design and Effectiveness Show
The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language presents more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings arranged alphabetically by English terms, plus delightful color illustrations for each sign. Also featuring English sentences for each sign, the Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary stands alone as the best, most entertaining ASL reference volume for deaf and hearing children alike.
The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that will improve American Sign Language and English vocabulary skills and help children make the connections between signs and written English words. Parents, family members, and education professionals will also enjoy using this reference book.
The introduction explains the history of American Sign Language and provides the basics of signing and fingerspelling. Throughout the book are short sections that explore Deaf culture. The index lists all of the English vocabulary.
The accompanying video shows native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each sign plus 150 ASL sentences. The playback speed of the video can be adjusted to facilitate comprehension. The video is available at gcdasl.com.
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.