Effective communication with the Deaf is always important no matter what context. Whether in the workplace, church, or with friends, it's important to have the skills and vocabulary to be able to both get your point across and understand theirs. This comprehensive ASL dictionary features information on the history and formation of ASL, as well as how its grammatical structure operates. Individual entries are arranged alphabetically with a definition, part of speech notation, and illustrated sign, a description of the sign, and notes on similar or identical signs. Over 4,500 signs are included with thousands of cross references! 581 pages, softcover.