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Signing in fourteen languages : a multilingual dictionary of 2,500 American Sign Language words
Proctor, Claude O.
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Publication Information:
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
xiii, 767 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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Central Library HV2475 .P75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
Clarence Library HV2475 .P75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clarence Library HV2475 .P75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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Signing in Fourteen Languages is an invaluable guide to mastering and communicating in American Sign Language around the globe.

A detailed line drawing clearly indicates how to sign each word and is accompanied by the same word translated into the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. A convenient cross-indexing feature makes it easy to find the appropriate sign language gesture using any of the languages without having to translate the word. Finger-spelling charts for both American Sign Language and International Sign Language enable readers to spell out uncommon words and names.

With the rapid advances in communication and transportation technology the world is becoming smaller and more interconnected, and Signing in Fourteen Languages advances the cause allowing people from around the world to communicate with the hearing impaired. It is an easy-to-use and indispensable reference work--unique in its breadth of world languages--for businesses, libraries, international organizations, language training centers, government agencies and anyone who is hearing impaired or who interacts with the hearing impaired.

Author Notes

Claude O. Proctor, Ph.D. taught Russian at Central Texas College, in addition to working as a linguist and translator. He has a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas, as well as a Master's Degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame. He has held numerous translator/linguist positions, including serving as the Chairman of Strategic Languages at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he managed and directed the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language programs.

Table of Contents

American Sign Language International Sign Language Dictionary

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