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Appearing first in 1981, this dictionary remains the largest and most
comprehensive book of sign language ever published. Now, completely revised and
expanded, American Sign Language features:
More than 7,000 sign entries, plus cross-references
More than 12,000 illustrations
2,000 more signs than any other ASL dictionary, including dozens of signs
that have only recently come into usage
Arranged alphabetically to enhance usability
Other features include a pronunciation guide for English language glosses and
a foreword to the original edition by the late Mary E. Switzer, United States
Commissioner of Vocational Rehabilitation.
American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most frequently used language in
the United States after English and Spanish. ASL has its own distinct grammar
and syntax. The entries appearing herein represents signs, not words, and the
illustrations of the hand, arm, and facial expressions will aid the reader in
forming the signs.
This book is indispensable to deaf people and their relatives, friends, and
associated. Social workers, otologists, hearing and speech therapists,
audiologists, and rehabilitation workers have long considered this book a major
addition to their libraries.