2015 University Press Books
Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language
384 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 1,048 sign illustrations, 1,048 full-color illustrations, practice sentences, index, full-color DVD, $39.95 cloth, CIP included
Gallaudet University Press
The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language presents over 1,000 ASL signs arranged alphabetically by English terms, plus delightful color illustrations for each sign. Also featuring English sentences for each sign, it stands alone as the best bilingual ASL/English reference volume for deaf and hearing children alike. The dictionary serves a twofold purpose—to increase and improve deaf children's English vocabulary and to teach ASL to hearing children. This dictionary will help deaf children make connections between the signs they already know and the written English words that express the same concept. Hearing children will learn a new language.
LC 2014004275, ISBN 9781563686313 (c.)
AASL: O/EM, MS, HS, P
RUSA/CODES: O, G
Syntactical Mechanics: A New Approach to English, Latin, and Greek
224 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 11 b&w illustrations, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included
University of Oklahoma Press
Syntactical Mechanics systematically defines the basic categories of traditional grammar (parts of speech, subjects and predicates, and types of sentences and subordinate clauses), and then unpacks the most important syntactical structures and markings that shape meaning in a sentence....In an engaging and accessible manner, McMenomy helps to rationalize the apparent inconsistencies between Latin and Greek and makes the mastery of Latin and Greek constructions that much more meaningful, reasonable, and likely. Aimed at intermediate and advanced students of classical languages, this book shows how understanding grammatical concepts as channels for meaning makes learning them that much easier.
LC 2014001230, ISBN 9780806144948 (p.), ISBN 9780806144528 (e.)