The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language / Edition 1

The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language / Edition 1

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by Clayton Valli, Peggy Swartzel Lott, Daniel Renner, Rob Hills
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563682826

ISBN-13: 9781563682827

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

•More than 3,000 ASL Sign Illustrations
•Fully Searchable Full-Color DVD Featuring Every Sign
•Special ASL Classifier Section
•Complete Index of English Synonyms for Every Sign

Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Valli, The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language

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•More than 3,000 ASL Sign Illustrations
•Fully Searchable Full-Color DVD Featuring Every Sign
•Special ASL Classifier Section
•Complete Index of English Synonyms for Every Sign

Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Valli, The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language represents the culmination of more than five years of meticulous assessment and labor. More than 3,000 illustrations arrayed in this volume display the most useful selection of signs to be found in any single ASL reference resource. Each sign illustration, including depictions of fingerspelling when appropriate, incorporates a complete list of English synonyms. A full, alphabetized English index enables users to cross-reference words and signs throughout the entire volume.

The comprehensive introduction lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaining in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. It also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. This extraordinary reference also provides a special section unique to this volume on ASL classifiers and their use. Readers will find complete descriptions of the various classifiers and examples of how to use these integral facets of ASL.

The full-color DVD included with this dictionary features a diverse group of native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the 3,077 signs. Fully searchable, users can view a sign and quickly go to its synonyms. This and the many other exclusive features in The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language combine to make it the outstanding ASL reference for all instructors, students, and users of ASL.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563682827
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
BOOK&DVDRM
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
67,414
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my American Sign Language class and it's wonderful! Sometimes it can be a little difficult to see what some of the pictures are showing, but DVD that comes free with the book is so so so helpful! I'm happy I decided to get this book! It's amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, i looked through this dictionary and it is good, but unfortuneatly there is only one word shown for each sign , when in reality one sign can mean 2 or 3 different words.. so its good to have for basic, but more advance students shouldn't rely on this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great and helpful!
urby750 More than 1 year ago
I purchased the Gallaudet dictionary with the DVD, but I wasn't aware of the incompatibility with the Apple operating system "Lion". It stated on the DVD that it was compatible with Apple, so I took them at their word. The next day I returned the dictionary to Barnes and Noble. I didn't want the purchase to be an entire "bummer" so I made the 45 mile return trip home with a cup of black coffee from the in-store Starbucks vender at Barnes and Noble. (Ref: The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language).