Costello, E. (2001). American Sign Language Computer Dictionary. New York: Random House
This unique 288-page paperback dictionary lists signs related to computer technology.
Part of a three-part series of topical sign language references by Elaine Costello. Features
full-torso illustrations with complete definitions and clear descriptions of the signs, and
multiple cross-references for quick and easy lookup.
Costello, E. (2003). American Sign Language Legal Dictionary. New York: Random House
This one-of-a-kind dictionary lists signs pertinent to the legal setting. Part of a three-part series of topical sign language references by Elaine Costello. Features over 1,000 signs
with complete definitions and full-torso illustrations.
Costello, E. (2000). American Sign Language Medical Dictionary. New York: Random House
This 384-page paperback dictionary includes over 1,000 signs for the medical setting, useful to patients and doctors alike. Part of a three-part series of topical sign language references by Elaine Costello. Includes full-torso illustrations and clear descriptions of the signs.
Costello, E. (1994). Random House American Sign Language Dictionary. New York, NY: Random House.
Comprehensive dictionary containing more than 5,000 signs and entries in an alphabetical format. Illustrates the different signs for different meanings of the same word. Provides step-by-step instructions showing how to form each sign.
Costello, E. (1997). Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for all Faiths. New York: Bantam Books.
This revised guide includes vocabulary for effective communication in religious settings. More than 500 signs are included. The book also contains a special section of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings. A complete index and cross-references are also included.
Fully illustrated and completely revised and updated with 32 pages of all-new signs for the digital age.
The most convenient and concise way for learning commonly used phrases in sign language. Perfect for anyone-both deaf and hearing-from teachers and students to friends and family to anyone who wants to learn how to communicate better with hearing-impaired people. Features easy-to-follow instructions and simple, effective illustrations, and is conveniently arranged by topic, including:
– Computer and technological terms
– Greetings and introductions
– Everyday expressions
– Family and friends
– Shopping and colors
– Money and numbers
– Leisure and sports
– Food and restaurants
– School, religion, and government
– Time, holidays, and weather
– Nature, science, and animals
– Health conditions and medical emergencies
Here is the complete learning guide that teaches American Sign Language by “category,” the most popular and preferred method of teaching and learning. This easy-to-use guide is updated and expanded to include new computer and technology signs and offers a fast and simple approach to learning. Includes:
- Vocabulary reviews
- Fingerspelling exercises
- Sign matching and memory aids
- A complete glossary and a comprehensive index
- Clear instructive drawings
Butterworth, R. R., & Flodin, M. (1989). Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program for Learning Sign Language. New York: Perigee.
This manual presents vocabulary in sentence format. Each sign is illustrated, and descriptions for executing signs are given at the bottom of the page. Exercises at the end of each chapter are designed to give the student practice in giving and receiving signs and fingerspelling.
American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide that has long been the invaluable and definitive guide for families, friends, and professionals who need to communicate effectively with deaf children and adults. Now this expanded edition, with redesigned interiors and updated material, includes even more signs; large, upper-torso illustrations clearly show formation and movement of the hands, and their relation to the face and body. All the beautifully illustrated signs are accompanied by precise, easy-to-follow instructions on how to form them. This complete guide includes chapters on common phrases, the alphabet, foods and eating, health, recreation, and the newest chapter covering technology, politics. education, and music.
How to say it in sign.
With over 500 photos and an instructional DVD.
Focusing on the less formal and more popular PSE (Pidgin Sign English), this is the perfect guide to the fundamentals of communicating through sign in a variety of everyday situations. Inside, readers will discover how to sign for small talk, emotions, directions, weather, family and friends, special occasions, recreation, travel, around the house, dining out, shopping, education, at the workplace, emergencies, and more.
• Includes more than 500 photos
• First and only book on sign language that contains a DVD
• There are approximately two million deaf people in the United States
• 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and PSE is the form of signing most often learned and taught by parents
Butterworth, R. R. (1995). The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing. New York: Putnam.
This revised 450-page paperback dictionary gives line drawings and written descriptions of signs. Alphabetical entries include memory aids and sample sentences.
Butterworth, R. R., & Flodin, M. (1992). The Pocket Dictionary of Signing. New York: Perigee Books.
This revised, easy-to-use dictionary is arranged in an alphabetical format. The pocket-size guide contains 450 entries with accompanying directions and illustrations.