The Joy of Signing, Third Edition
The Joy of Signing, Third Edition: A Dictionary of American Signs
by Lottie L. Riekehof
Master the current basic signs used to communicate with the hearing impaired in either the word
order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern with one of the most
comprehensive guides available. This updated third edition provides the essential conceptually based
vocabulary needed for both beginners and persons entering interpreter training programs.
Over 1,500 signs are clearly illustrated and grouped by chapter into their natural categories. It
includes sections on the history of sign language and fingerspelling, the art of signing, language
patterns of signs, and an illustrated guide for fingerspelling.
7½ x 10½
Meet the Author
Lottie L. Riekehof
served as professor of Sign Communications at the world’s only liberal
arts college for the deaf, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Previously, she was engaged in
teaching and research at New York University’s Deafness Research and Training Center, where she
earned both MA and PhD degrees.