Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language | Review

Title: The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language
Genre: Nonfiction Education
Length: 384 Pages
Release: September 2014
My Rating: 4/5 Stars

I received a copy of this dictionary through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Over the past couple of years I've become extremely interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL). All signed languages are fascinating and extremely useful. I was really excited to be able to explore this dictionary and use it to further my studies of this beautiful language. 

The dictionary shares information about ASL, the deaf community, and the different between Deaf and deaf. It was all extremely useful. After these first pages of information it gets right into the dictionary portion, which shows illustrations explaining the hand movements that make up a certain word or phrase. 

While I think the dictionary is extremely helpful and the illustrations very well done, some of them were more difficult to understand. It can be hard to understand certain signs from an illustration because the movements are hard to depict in a drawing. Since there is a version with a DVD, I'm sure that helps for clarification. 

This is an excellent resource to include if you're learning or teaching ASL. I found the information to be very helpful with my studies and look forward to furthering my knowledge.  

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