- More than 1,000 signs with synonym cross-references
- Each sign is demonstrated in close-up color photos
- Multiple photos per sign plus arrows depict motion of ASL
- Includes notes on the history of sign language
- 304 coated 8.5 x 11 pages with sturdy binding
An invaluable resource for anyone who wants to learn ASL as well as for those who may work with Deaf people, this is the most thorough, well-written and expertly illustrated dictionary of American Sign Language you're likely to find.
More than 1,000 signs are shown with cross-references to synonyms in the dictionary. Correct formations of handshapes are emphasized to eliminate confusion and enable the reader to communicate in ASL. Where needed, photos include directional arrows to indicate hand or arm movements. All photos supplemented with succinct written descriptions of hand and finger formations.
An introduction section includes a history of sign language as well as helpful hints on how to most efficiently and effectively use the dictionary. This dictionary, with its durable cover, coated pages and sturdy metal binding, was made to last through hours and years of use as a frequently referenced desktop resource.
Written by Geoffrey Poor, Associate Professor, Department of Sign Language and Interpreting Education at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Previously, he was Instructor of ASL at the University of Maine in Orono, ME, and worked for the State of Maine as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf.