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Elaine Costello, Ph.D.

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Dr. Elaine Costello has been an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than twenty years. For ten years she was a classroom teacher and supervisor in schools for the deaf. She is now the director and editor in chief of the Gallaudet College Press at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf.

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Religious Signing
A Comprehensive Guide For All Faiths
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $16.99

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Religious Signing
A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $22.00

Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication... Read more >
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Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary

Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Reference
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $21.99

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Random House Webster's Concise American Sign Language Dictionary

Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Illustrated by Lois Lenderman, Paul M. Setzer and Linda C. Tom


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $7.99

A complete pocket dictionary of American Sign Language

Over 4,500 fully illustrated, up-to-date signs

From basic hand shapes to fully illustrated and described signs, Random House Webster’s Concise American Sign Language Dictionary offers a comprehensive and up-to-date treasury of signs. Whether you are a novice seeking “survival signs” for basic communication or an... Read more >

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Random House Webster's Pocket American Sign Language Dictionary

Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Reference
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $7.95

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Random House Webster's Unabridged American Sign Language Dictionary

Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 1232 pages
Publisher: Random House Reference
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $55.00

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Signing
How To Speak With YOur Hands
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $20.00

American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide that has long been the invaluable and definitive guide... Read more >
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Signing
How To Speak With YOur Hands
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2009
Price: $17.99

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