A Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language

A Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language

This essential guide to New Zealand Sign Language contains illustrations for over 2,500 commonly used signs, a clear and accessible introduction to sign language, and a full index of English words and phrases. Based on the comprehensive Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language, it is now the only dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language in print, making it a vital tool for students of the language.

General Editor: Graeme Kennedy
Consultant Editors: David McKee and Rachel Locker McKee
Compilation Editors: Richard Arnold and Pat Dugdale
Graphics Artist: Shaun Fahey
Technical Editor: David Moskovitz

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Table of contents

Index of handshapes of New Zealand Sign Language Preface
Introduction
Guide to using the dictionary
Structure of entries
How to look up the meaning of a sign
How to find the sign or signs for a word or phrase
Linguistic aspects of New Zealand Sign
Language Keys and glossaries
Symbols used in graphics
Structures of sign descriptions
Glossary of terms used
Body location diagram
Abbreviations
A Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language in handshape order
Appendices
Manual Alphabet Numbers
Telling the time
Age
Days of the week
Months
Pronouns
Classifier types
Index of words and phrases in alphabetical order

Print publication:
Pages: 590
RRP: $59.99
ISBN: 9781877242113
ISTC: A0220120000222AD

Comment

'This is the sort of model reference work to which others might aspire.' Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2003

'… an immaculately groomed thoroughbred - a triumph of printing craft and editorial skills … an outstanding feat of lexicographical research which will serve for years to come as a model for such descriptions of visual languages.' Reference Reviews

Awards

Shortlisted in Reference & Anthology section of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2003