The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language by Peggy Swartzel Lott (Illustrator); Daniel Renner (Illustrator); Rob Hills (Illustrator); Clayton Valli (Editor)
Call Number: ERC Prof Books HV2475 .G35 2005
Publication Date: 2006-04-17
This first dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) by the leading publisher on sign language and Deaf culture is designed for use by instructors, students and users of ASL. Over 3,000 signs are sorted by the most common equivalent in English, clearly illustrated, and cross-referenced. For beginners, the introduction explains ASL syntax and structure, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. It also includes classifiers, which express whole sentences in a single sign, and English words that are usually finger-spelled as complete words or abbreviations. The fully-searchable DVD included shows native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the signs in the dictionary.