The Gallaudet dictionary of American Sign Language / Clayton Valli, editor in chief; illustrated by Peggy Swartzel Lott, Daniel Renner, and Rob Hills
Book | Gallaudet University Press | 2005
Available at Gateway-Racine Campus New Books Display (HV 2475 G3.5 2005)
xli, 558 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
1 DVD-ROM ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Vali, 'The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language' represents the culmination of more than five years of meticulous assessment and labor. More than 3,000 illustrations arrayed in this volume display the most useful selection of signs to be found in any single ASL reference resource. Each sign illustration, including depictions of fingerspelling when appropriate, incorporate a complete list of English synonyms. A full, alphabetized English index enables users to cross-reference words and signs throughout the entire volume. The comprehensive introduction lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaing in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. It also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. This extraordinary reference also contains a unique section on ASL classifiers and thier use. Readers will find complete descriptions of various classifiers and examples of how to use these integral facets of ASL. The full-color DVD included with this dictionary features a diverse group of native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the 3,000 signs. Fully searchable, users can view a sign and quickly go to its synonyms. This and the many other exclusive features combine to make 'The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Langauge' the outstanding ASL reference for all instructors, students, and users of ASL.
34.00 HPI (10-533-2) CMM (99-CMM-9)
System requirements: For PC: Windows 98/2000ME/XP; Intel Pentium 2 or better; 128 MB RAM. For Mac: OS X or OS 9.2; G3 or better; 128 MB RAM. Will not operate in a set-top DVD player.
Valli, Clayton, editor.
Lott, Peggy S.