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Signs Across America
by Edgar H. Shroyer and Susan P. Shroyer
Gallaudet University Press, 1984
eISBN: 978-1-56368-176-9 | Paper: 978-0-913580-96-7
Library of Congress Classification HV2474.S476 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 419

"This book has done all of us the favor of calling our attention to the rich variation in lexical selections in American Sign Language as it is used in various local Deaf communities."

-- Journal of Interpretation

"By preserving the variety of unique and traditional signs found across the country, the book is also an important contribution to research about the fourth most used language in the U.S."

--Silent News

Signs Across America provides a fascinating and unique look at regional variations in American Sign Language. The authors contacted native signers in 25 states to find out their signs for 130 selected words. The results--more than 1,200 signs--are illustrated in this book. It is an invaluable reference for teachers of American Sign Language that explores the subtle differences in signs from different geographic areas.

Edgar H. Shroyer is Associate Professor of Education of the Deaf at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Susan P. Shroyer is a former teacher and administrator at the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Greensboro. She is also a certified interpreter.

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