The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing

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The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing is the easiest, most comprehensive alphabetized guide to American Sign Language (Ameslan) available today. Unlike other signing books, which organize by "categories," the Visual Dictionary is arranged in a straightforward easy-to-use dictionary format. Inside you'll find special features offering a fast, simple approach to the art of signing, including over 1,350 signs - arranged alphabetically with directions on how to form each sign; detailed illustrations - showing ...
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Overview

The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing is the easiest, most comprehensive alphabetized guide to American Sign Language (Ameslan) available today. Unlike other signing books, which organize by "categories," the Visual Dictionary is arranged in a straightforward easy-to-use dictionary format. Inside you'll find special features offering a fast, simple approach to the art of signing, including over 1,350 signs - arranged alphabetically with directions on how to form each sign; detailed illustrations - showing precise hand positions and exact movements; memory aids - to assist in recalling how to make each sign; sample sentences - to clarify grammatical usage; numbers - from one to one million, including monetary signs; fingerspelling - a vital tool for communicating words for which there are no signs, or for when the sign has not yet been learned; helpful hints - suggestions and tips for easier signing; and comprehensive index - including all entries and their synonyms for easy cross-referencing.

Arranged in a straightforward, easy-to-use format, readers learn to improve their sign language skills with the sample sentences provided. More than 1,350 signs are arranged alphabetically with directions on how to form each sign and detailed illustrations showing precise hand positions and exact movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399516955
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/7/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
History of Sign Language 11
How to Use This Dictionary 13
Suggestions and Tips for Easier Signing 15
Basic Hand Shapes 17
The Manual Alphabet 18
Fingerspelling 20
Numbers 21
Inflections 26
Definite and Indefinite Articles 27
Main Dictionary 31
Main Entry and Synonym Index 461
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    A great book for learning

    This book has been very helpful in learning sign language and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about signing. I am wanting to learn more and to learn about signing religious songs such as Amazing Grace and the Family of God. They are beautiful done in sign language

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2003

    this is a great book!!!

    I don't like to read that much but when picked up this book I could NOT put it done. It teaches you fraction!! They explain how to make the signs really GOOD!! If I could I would give it 999999999999 stares

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2007

    Fantastic

    Book was in excellent condition and received in a timely manner.

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