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The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language

The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language

(1st Edition)

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*DVD video is now online. Visit the Gallaudet University Press website to access the video dictionary!
* Featuring more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings
* All signs paired with charming color illustrations
* Introduction explains how to sign ASL and fingerspell
* Complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms
* Sample sentences using specific words to match every sign’s meaning

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 the Gallaudet University Press website.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563686313
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 384,170
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

The Editors of Gallaudet University Press have produced more than 60 titles and DVDs on signed languages during the past 34 years at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Jean M. Gordon is an ASL Diagnostician, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES), Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

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