In easy-to-follow style, The ASL Handshape Dictionary explains how signs are used in ASL structure and presents clear, explicit directions on how to identify a sign and its meaning in the specific context of its use. A complete English word index provides the option of referring to an alphabetical listing of English terms to locate an equivalent sign or choice of signs. (Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved)
"In Reading Between the Signs, Anna Mindess provides a new perspective on a unique culture that is not widely understood - American Deaf culture. With the collaboration of three distinguished Deaf consultants, Mindess explores the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of the Deaf and the hearing worlds."--BOOK JACKET.
This volume synthesizes existing work [on interpreting and interpreter education] and provides a coherent picture of the field as a whole, including evaluation of the extent to which current practices are supported by validating research. It will be the first comprehensive source, suitable as both a reference book and a textbook for interpreter training programs and a variety of courses on bilingual education, psycholinguistics and translation, and cross-linguistic studies.