Random House Webster's Concise American Sign Language Dictionary (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Elaine Costello, Lois Lenderman (Illustrator), Paul M. Setzer (Illustrator)
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A complete pocket dictionary of American Sign Language

Over 4,500 fully illustrated, up-to-date signs

From basic hand shapes to fully illustrated and described signs, Random House Webster’s Concise American Sign Language Dictionary offers a comprehensive and up-to-date treasury of signs. Whether you are a novice seeking “survival signs” for basic communication or an experienced user fluent in ASL and looking to enlarge your vocabulary, you cannot find a more complete, easy-to-use sign language dictionary.

This authoritative reference includes:

• Over 4,500 signs — more than other ASL pocket dictionaries
• Detailed full-torso illustrations
• Precise, easy-to-follow instructions for performing each sign
• Signs for new and technical terms
• Hints for remembering signs
• And much more

About the Author

Dr. Elaine Costello is an educator and author who has been associated with the deaf community for over 20 years. She is the former director and editor in chief of the Gallaudet College Press at Washington D.C.'s Gallaudet College, the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf. She is also the author of the Random House American Sign Language Dictionary.

Setzer is Chair of the Art Department at Gallaudet University.

Praise For…

“Dr. Costello’s work establishes ASL as a major force in the future of communications for both the deaf and the hearing.”
— Richard Dysart, trustee, Gallaudet University

“This scrupulously researched book solidifies the position of American Sign Language as a rich, vibrant, living language. It is a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone interested in the wonders of ASL.”
— Lou Ann Walker, author of A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

Other important signing books by Elaine Costello:

Signing: How to Speak With Your Hands

Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553584745
ISBN-10: 055358474X
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2001
Pages: 528
Language: English