September 4, 2011
SignWriting Hand Symbols Manual
by Valerie Sutton and Adam Frost
SignWriting Hand Symbols Manual is a thick 300 page, paperback, spiral
bound book that devotes a full page to each of the 261 hand symbols of
the International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA 2010), used to write over
40 sign languages.
Each page shows one handshape with 6 photos
showing 6 different palm facings. The corresponding SignWriting symbol
is placed next to each photo. Additional SignWriting instruction is
included in the front and the back of the book.
Useful for beginning and advanced SignWriting students, sign language linguists, teachers and researchers.
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