The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language
The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language
The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language
Gallaudet University Press

The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language

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Author: The Editors of Gallaudet University Press

Brand: Gallaudet University Press

Edition: 1st

Features:

  • Gallaudet University Press

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 31-10-2014

Part Number: 1048 full-colour illustrations, plus dvd

Details: Product Description *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. From School Library Journal K-Gr 4—This long-anticipated and colorfully designed reference work is the first comprehensive American Sign Language dictionary for children published to date. It boasts more than 1,000 signs and includes a searchable DVD, which features young native signers demonstrating each sign and 150 of the practice sentences. Each entry takes up a third of a page and includes the word in bold red. Arranged alphabetically, the words are searchable with a thumb guide and represent a combination of sight words, familiar words, and words relating to animals, major holidays, sports, and school. An important aspect for both Deaf and hearing students are the synonyms listed directly underneath many entries. Since one sign stands for a variety of synonyms, this will help learners develop vocabulary. For example, under the term fake, readers will find the words imposter, pseudo, artificial, and counterfeit. A watercolor illustration humorously depicts the word and is accompanied by a corresponding sentence. The signs are clearly illustrated in black-and-white line drawings of children. The hands and forearms are in bold, resulting in a very clear picture of how to form the sign. Tips about ASL and Deaf culture and etiquette take the place of a word now and then in "Now You Know" boxes. The comprehensive introduction relays important information about ASL, including regional differences, and explains the arrows used to depict the motions of the signs. Highly recommended.—Sara Lissa Paulson, The American Sign Language and English Lower School, New York City Review School Library Journal Starred Review Gordon, Jean M., ed. The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language. illus. by Debbie Tilley. 384p. diag. index. w/DVD. Gallaudet Univ. 2014. Tr$39.95. ISBN 9781563686313. K-Gr 4–This long-anticipated and colorfully designed reference work is the first comprehensive American Sign Language dictionary for children published to date. It boasts more than 1,000 signs and includes a searchable DVD, which features young native signers demonstrating each sign and 150 of the practice sentences. Each entry takes up a third of a page and includes the word in bold red. Arranged alphabetically, the words are searchable with a thumb guide and represent a combination of sight words, familiar words, and words r

EAN: 9781563686313

Package Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.0 x 1.3 inches

Languages: English