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Elaine Costello, Ph.D.

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
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Bantam | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$22.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-38619-6 (0-553-38619-0)

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






Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Random House Reference | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$21.99/26.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-72277-6 (0-375-72277-7)

The Random House Webster’s Compact American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 4,500 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning... Read more






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
Bantam | Paperback | January 2002
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58474-5 (0-553-58474-X)

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






Random House Webster's Pocket American Sign Language Dictionary
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Random House Reference | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$7.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72278-3 (0-375-72278-5)


The Random House Webster’s Pocket American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 1,000 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning... Read more






Random House Webster's Unabridged American Sign Language Dictionary
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Random House Reference | Hardcover | June 2008
$55.00/63.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-42616-2 (0-375-42616-7)

The Random House Webster’s Unabridged American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 5,600 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning... Read more






Signing
Written by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Bantam | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$20.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37539-8 (0-553-37539-3)

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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