Random House Webster's Concise American Sign Language Dictionary (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Elaine Costello, Lois Lenderman (Illustrator), Paul M. Setzer (Illustrator)

Bantam Books, 9780553584745, 528pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2002



A complete pocket dictionary of American Sign Language
Over 4,500 fully illustrated, up-to-date signs

From basic hand shapes to fully illustrated and described signs, Random House Webster's Concise American Sign Language Dictionary offers a comprehensive and up-to-date treasury of signs. Whether you are a novice seeking "survival signs" for basic communication or an experienced user fluent in ASL and looking to enlarge your vocabulary, you cannot find a more complete, easy-to-use sign language dictionary.
This authoritative reference includes:
- Over 4,500 signs -- more than other ASL pocket dictionaries
- Detailed full-torso illustrations
- Precise, easy-to-follow instructions for performing each sign
- Signs for new and technical terms
- Hints for remembering signs
- And much more.

Praise For Random House Webster's Concise American Sign Language Dictionary

“Dr. Costello’s work establishes ASL as a major force in the future of communications for both the deaf and the hearing.”
— Richard Dysart, trustee, Gallaudet University

“This scrupulously researched book solidifies the position of American Sign Language as a rich, vibrant, living language. It is a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone interested in the wonders of ASL.”
— Lou Ann Walker, author of A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

Other important signing books by Elaine Costello:

Signing: How to Speak With Your Hands

Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths