Lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaining in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. This book also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. The color DVD included with this dictionary features a diverse group of native ASL signers.
Clayton Valli was Assistant Professor in the Master s Interpreting Program at Gallaudet University, a renowned linguist who coauthored the Linguistics of American Sign Language, and also a gifted ASL poet. The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language is dedicated to his memory.