Canadian Dictionary of ASL (The)

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Canadian Dictionary of ASL (The)

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Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, this comprehensive new dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) has over 8700 signs, many unique to Canada. Material for this extensive work has been drawn from many sources and includes input gathered from members of Canada's Deaf community over the past twenty years. The Canadian Dictionary of ASL offers clear illustrations and sign descriptions alongside English definitions, making it a valuable reference for Deaf and hearing users alike. Authoritative and up-to-date, The Canadian Dictionary of ASL will prove to be the standard reference for years to come.

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A comprehensive new dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL).

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Front Flap: The Canadian Dictionary of ASL offers clear illustrations and sign descriptions alongside English definitions, making it a valuable reference for Deaf and hearing users alike. Features of the Dictionary include: . easy-to-understand illustrations for every sign; . specific written instructions for forming the sign; . definitions, parts of speech, usage notes; . tips on how to use the signs in visual conversation; . regional variations of signs. Separate sections are included on: . Fingerspelling; . ASL Handshapes; . Numbers; . Pronouns; . Time Concepts; . Geographic Place Names. Authoritative and up-to-date, The Canadian Dictionary of ASL will prove the standard reference, reflecting the unique use of ASL in Canada. This user-friendly reference is an invaluable asset for mastering the language and makes a welcome addition to any library, school or classroom. The Canadian Dictionary of ASL is a must-have for students, families, teachers, interpreters, linguists and anyone who communicates with members of the Deaf Community. Back Cover: "Often interpreters 'gloss' or use the same English word every time we see a specific sign. This Dictionary provides several English words for specific signs, giving me a variety of alternatives for each sign." -Carol Arink, Interpreter "ASL is the most common language used when Deaf people in most of Canada communicate with one another." -David G. Mason, York University "The Canadian Dictionary of ASL goes beyond any other signed language print dictionary with the detail of information provided with each entry. The editors carefully considered the needs of Deaf readers, novice users of ASL and professional interpreters when organizing content.. It is an outstanding scholarly achievement, due to the depth and breadth of research and planning put into its development." -Denise Smith, Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada [Sample entries: Single Entry; Entry With Multiple Signs; Fingerspelled Entry; Entry Without an Illustration] Back Flap: "Deaf Canadians have long recognized a need for the documentation of our signs. In 1982, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work on this monumental task. We are proud to share this achievement with you." -Charmaine Letourneau, C.M. Developed in conjunction with The Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, this comprehensive dictionary has over 8700 signs, many unique to Canada. Material for this extensive work has been drawn from many sources and includes input gathered from members of Canada's Deaf community. About the Editors Carole Sue Bailey is a teacher at the Alberta School for the Deaf and specializes in Deaf Education.   Kathy Dolby is Assistant Principal at the Alberta School for the Deaf, with a teaching background in English and ASL. She has a Master's degree in Linguistics and English Language Teaching.

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