The Joy of Signing, Third Edition: A Dictionary of American Signs
by Lottie L. Riekehof
Master the current basic signs used to communicate with the hearing impaired in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern with one of the most comprehensive guides available. This updated third edition provides the essential conceptually based vocabulary needed for both beginners and persons entering interpreter training programs.
Over 1,500 signs are clearly illustrated and grouped by chapter into their natural categories. It includes sections on the history of sign language and fingerspelling, the art of signing, language patterns of signs, and an illustrated guide for fingerspelling.