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New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4
This third edition, an abridgement of American Sign Language, features more than 500 new signs in a guide to the third most common language in the United States.
Features more than one thousand signs for key legal terms, along with complete definitions, full-torso definitions, and step-by-step instructions on how each sign is formed.
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.
Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.
The New Oxford American Dictionary is Oxford's flagship American dictionary, offering comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the English language, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, plus hundreds of explanatory notes. The Third Edition will feature a completely updated text, modern new text design, new in-text feature on Word Trends, and approximately 2,000 new words and meanings. Coverage will be expanded and revised using the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus and new tools for its analysis to reveal patterns of usage in modern English.
Includes over seven hundred of the most frequently used signs in American sign language, as well as signs for fifty common phrases

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