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by Claude O. Proctor Ph.D.


by Claude O. Proctor P.

by Claude O. ISBN-13: 978-1579120993.

This book has helped my Mexican hard of hearing student. She can look up the spanish word in the back of the book, and get the English word and sign at the same time

This book has helped my Mexican hard of hearing student. She can look up the spanish word in the back of the book, and get the English word and sign at the same time. It is a wonderful reference to have.

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, P. or DPhil; Latin philosophiae doctor or doctor philosophiae) is the highest university degree that is conferred after a course of study by universities in most countries. PhDs are awarded for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields.

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.

Signing in Fourteen Languages epub download

ISBN13: 978-1579120993

ISBN: 1579120997

Author: Claude O. Proctor Ph.D.

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses

Language: English

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; 1 edition (March 1, 2000)

Pages: 767 pages

ePUB size: 1754 kb

FB2 size: 1880 kb

Rating: 4.2

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Sirara
The signed vocabulary is alphabetized in English word order, and contain detailed drawings of how each signed word is formed. Under each singed word are multiple language translations. A Cross index listing the included signed vocabulary in different languages is at the very back of the book and indicates which page the targeted word sign is located on. There is no mention of the Cross index at the beginning of the book, therefore if you do not read English and are not made aware of this translation resource, locating the desired words can become a challenge.
Sirara
The signed vocabulary is alphabetized in English word order, and contain detailed drawings of how each signed word is formed. Under each singed word are multiple language translations. A Cross index listing the included signed vocabulary in different languages is at the very back of the book and indicates which page the targeted word sign is located on. There is no mention of the Cross index at the beginning of the book, therefore if you do not read English and are not made aware of this translation resource, locating the desired words can become a challenge.
Cordanara
I ordered the book thinking it was going to show signs from other countries. I should pay more attention. Currently, I am not sure how I will or if I will utilize this book. I will keep it for reference book.
Cordanara
I ordered the book thinking it was going to show signs from other countries. I should pay more attention. Currently, I am not sure how I will or if I will utilize this book. I will keep it for reference book.
Hulore
The book is an excellent reference book for anyone studying ASL or other languages. I would recommend every parent to have a copy of this in the house.
Hulore
The book is an excellent reference book for anyone studying ASL or other languages. I would recommend every parent to have a copy of this in the house.
Gozragore
I am sorry to see that this volume has gotten such poor reviews. Yes, the title may be misleading and that should be corrected. However if you read the product description you realize that it is not a book of fourteen sign languages (reason dictates that such a volume would be impossibly unwieldy). It is a book of fourteen spoken languages, all keyed to the American Sign Language sign for that word. I am a language student and find it MUCH easier to learn vocabulary in different languages if I have a common sign to identify the spoken words with -- a metasymbol, so to speak. It is quite liberating to see all of the mutually incomprehensible spoken words listed underneath what could be a common sign for them.
Yes, the sign language chosen is American Sign Language. I fail to see how that is somehow dismissive of other sign languages. What was the author supposed to do ? I share the author's vision of an International Sign Language which would allow people to communicate clearly without a common spoken language. To do so, you have to start somewhere and American Sign Language seems like a logical place.

The naysayers should maybe start thinking about developing an intuitive International Sign Language (the hardest part would be making sure signs which are offensive in this or that culture were properly identified),
rather than simply slam this encyclopedia for not being what they thought it was. The book is well crafted and thoughtfully laid out and I was very happy to find it available here so that I can buy another copy !
Gozragore
I am sorry to see that this volume has gotten such poor reviews. Yes, the title may be misleading and that should be corrected. However if you read the product description you realize that it is not a book of fourteen sign languages (reason dictates that such a volume would be impossibly unwieldy). It is a book of fourteen spoken languages, all keyed to the American Sign Language sign for that word. I am a language student and find it MUCH easier to learn vocabulary in different languages if I have a common sign to identify the spoken words with -- a metasymbol, so to speak. It is quite liberating to see all of the mutually incomprehensible spoken words listed underneath what could be a common sign for them.
Yes, the sign language chosen is American Sign Language. I fail to see how that is somehow dismissive of other sign languages. What was the author supposed to do ? I share the author's vision of an International Sign Language which would allow people to communicate clearly without a common spoken language. To do so, you have to start somewhere and American Sign Language seems like a logical place.

The naysayers should maybe start thinking about developing an intuitive International Sign Language (the hardest part would be making sure signs which are offensive in this or that culture were properly identified),
rather than simply slam this encyclopedia for not being what they thought it was. The book is well crafted and thoughtfully laid out and I was very happy to find it available here so that I can buy another copy !
Sharpbinder
This is an AMAZING book! We have a group from Belarus that come every year and using this book, they can learn ASL be reading the words in Russian, their native language. Those from other countries that would like to learn ASL can use it this way as well.

Another way we use it is to have our exchange students look up the Russian word so that they can use the ASL equivalent to "talk" with us. It allows us to "speak" through ASL without the need for a Russian to English interpreter. It does not replace the interpreter but since only one comes with 10 children, it is the next best thing!

I've also taken this book with me on Mission trips to hispanic countries that do not have their own Sign Language and use ASL. They can learn to sign in ASL by reading in their native language!
Sharpbinder
This is an AMAZING book! We have a group from Belarus that come every year and using this book, they can learn ASL be reading the words in Russian, their native language. Those from other countries that would like to learn ASL can use it this way as well.

Another way we use it is to have our exchange students look up the Russian word so that they can use the ASL equivalent to "talk" with us. It allows us to "speak" through ASL without the need for a Russian to English interpreter. It does not replace the interpreter but since only one comes with 10 children, it is the next best thing!

I've also taken this book with me on Mission trips to hispanic countries that do not have their own Sign Language and use ASL. They can learn to sign in ASL by reading in their native language!
Andronrad
The only place that this book might help is in America or maybe France. Each country has it's own sign language. Did you know that England has a totally different sign language and American Sign Language did not come from there?. American Sign Language actually originated in France. You need to do more research when you decide to publish a book that is absolutely useless and, is an affront to the Deaf(Not! hearing impaired). This comment comes from a hearing person that works with the Deaf. I was all excited when I saw the title I mistakenly thought this book was going to contain signs from fourteen countries. Now that would have been an accurate book that I would have been happy to have purchased.
Andronrad
The only place that this book might help is in America or maybe France. Each country has it's own sign language. Did you know that England has a totally different sign language and American Sign Language did not come from there?. American Sign Language actually originated in France. You need to do more research when you decide to publish a book that is absolutely useless and, is an affront to the Deaf(Not! hearing impaired). This comment comes from a hearing person that works with the Deaf. I was all excited when I saw the title I mistakenly thought this book was going to contain signs from fourteen countries. Now that would have been an accurate book that I would have been happy to have purchased.
Iseared
Chinese? Tell me would that be Putonghua, or Cantonese, or perhaps another of China's 80 different languages and dialects? Did the Authors consider that the world is full of linguistically complete sign languages--most of which are mutually unintelligible? China, for example has at least five signed languages. Just exactly what purpose is this work supposed to serve? A dishonest buck for a disreputable publisher, I imagine. By the way, we are not impaired! It's Deaf(yes, that's a capital "D"), or hard of hearing. Too bad we can't give less than one star.
Iseared
Chinese? Tell me would that be Putonghua, or Cantonese, or perhaps another of China's 80 different languages and dialects? Did the Authors consider that the world is full of linguistically complete sign languages--most of which are mutually unintelligible? China, for example has at least five signed languages. Just exactly what purpose is this work supposed to serve? A dishonest buck for a disreputable publisher, I imagine. By the way, we are not impaired! It's Deaf(yes, that's a capital "D"), or hard of hearing. Too bad we can't give less than one star.
This book has helped my Mexican hard of hearing student. She can look up the spanish word in the back of the book, and get the English word and sign at the same time. It is a wonderful reference to have.
This book has helped my Mexican hard of hearing student. She can look up the spanish word in the back of the book, and get the English word and sign at the same time. It is a wonderful reference to have.