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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
RESOURCES

This page offers an extensive annotated listing of resources designed or selected especially for signers, interpreters, and instructors/mentors interested in increased subject and vocabulary knowledge for use in worship settings.

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Dictionaries

Religious Signing Religious Signing: Comprehensive Guide for all Faiths

The bond between sign language and religion dates to the 11th century where it was developed by French monks. This totally new guide contains all the vocabulary and information you need to communicate effectively in any religious setting.

Signing the Scriptures Signing the Scriptures

Interpreting for the deaf is an art as well as a skill. Signing the scriptures for the liturgy is a particular challenge, requiring both a sense of the poetic and an understanding of the meaning of a sacred text to a believing community. 'Signing the Scriptures: A Starting Point for Interpreting the Sunday Readings for the Deaf, Year C' offers the interpreter a place to begin to develop his or her own way of interpreting the readings for the Mass. It contains glosses for the readings for the Sundays and most major feast days from the 'Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass'. Published by Liturgy Training Publications.

Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible

"I use it to get interpretations of Bible passages.

The book is divided into four major sections, commentary book by book on the Hebrew Testament, the Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament, and the fourth section, General Articles. There are also brief sections including a Chronology, Maps, and Indexes.

The commentary is interesting, most of the contributors seem to take care in differentiating between what is known historically and what is a matter of belief or tradition."

Denotes a resource elsewhere on TerpTopics.com. Dictionaries (Worship & Secular) Online
Denotes a resource elsewhere on TerpTopics.com. Dictionaries (Secular) Elsewhere on This Site
Pocket Reference of Religious Signs Pocket Reference of Religious Signs

96 pages; 6" x 4"

The POCKET REFERENCE OF RELIGIOUS SIGNS is a handy resource for users of American Sign Language (ASL). Whether you are new to signing in ASL, or are a sign language interpreter new to religious settings, this pocket reference provides easy to follow images that you can emulate and learn. It also includes helpful tips and alternate sign choices.


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Videos and DVDs

Creation for Little Sprouts Creation for Little Sprouts   

DVD

"God made light, water, land, and plants."

DVD: A Praising Spirit (Prayer & Song in ASL) A Praising Spirit   

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Prayer and hymns in ASL.

A Silent Night (Christmas Songs in ASL) DVD A Silent Night  

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Christmas carols in ASL.


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Supporting Topics

Interpreting At Church Interpreting At Church

Leo Yates, Jr.'s Interpreting at Church: A Paradigm for Sign Language Interpreters is a well-written and one-of-a-kind resource that discusses essential information for sign language interpreters who will provide professional services in a church or other Christian environment. The book covers a wide range of materials including certification, ethical and legal issues, standards, compensation, and skill development. It also contains a religious sign dictionary and helpful suggestions from veteran interpreters.

Deaf Ministry: Make a Joyful Silence Deaf Ministry: Make a Joyful Silence

The entrance into deaf ministry was a challenge for Rev. Peggy Johnson, but her fascination and spiritual calling provided her with perseverance, which enables her to have a future in deaf ministry. A truly inspirational and educational reading.

Deaf Diaspora Deaf Diaspora  (2004)

Deaf people have the right to read, study, pray, worship, serve, discuss, and meditate on God's word. Ayres calls for the rediscovery of the spiritual legacy of the Deaf-World as he explores the history of ministry programs and proposes a definitive plan for the future. Deaf ministry patterns over the past forty years are highlighted and a description is given of the New Culture of Deafness--brought about by the radical changes in Deaf-World.

Each chapter concludes with useful discussion guides for students or small groups.

Ayres calls for the rediscovery of the spiritual legacy of Deaf-World as he explores the history of ministry programs and proposes a definite plan for the future.
Guide To Deaf Ministry Guide To Deaf Ministry

From back cover: "What must be seen to be fully appreciated is (sign's) singular appropriateness for religious worship . . . . It is perhaps in the church service that the beauty of sign becomes most evident. Some churches have sign choirs. Watching the robed members sign in unison can be an awe-inspiring experience." - Jerome D. Schein, Speaking the Language of Sign

It's HOW You Sign It It's Not What You Sign, It's How You Sign It

It’s Not What You Sign, It’s How You Sign It is framed within politeness theory, an apt model to determine various interpretations of what speakers or signers mean in respect to the form of that which they say or sign.

To clarify these cross-linguistic differences, this volume explores two primary types of politeness and the linguistic strategies used by English speakers and ASL signers to express politeness concerns in face-to-face interaction.


 

Song

Hymns For Signing Hymns For Signing 

Note: 480 pages!  Hymns are glossed; this is not a sign dictionary with pictures.

A customer wrote: " ... an excellent resource for worship ... conceptually accurate, with references to the "American Sign Language Dictionary" for proper signs ... hymns contained in this book include standard, traditional titles and several more contemporary songs, as well as songs from different ethnic backgrounds. This hymnal need not be used only by United Methodists, as the hymns it contains are standard throughout denominations. This is a "must have" resource for interpreters of worship."

With Hearts And Hands With Hearts And Hands And Voices

A unique collection of 20 familiar refrains, hymns, and songs, plus sign language illustrations and instructions for the chorus, song refrain, or in a few cases for the entire song. Each song features suggestions of ways to teach the song and incorporate the songs in worship, rehearsal, or the classroom. Designed so the leader can look at the music and corresponding sign language at the same time.


Youth-Related

Signing At Sunday School Signing At Sunday School

From a customer: "An excellent book for beginning signers who are interested in religious signs. This book has incorporated signing of simple songs, the story of Jesus and four scripture passages in less than 30 pages! The pictures are easy to follow even for children."

Bible Verses For Children Bible Verses For Children

Involve children’s bodies and minds, and they will easily learn and more readily remember Bible verses. This step-by-step illustrated resource uses the hand motions of American Sign Language to teach favorite Bible verses to children in preschool through 3rd grade.


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Support Materials

Wall Chart ASL Manual Alphabet ASL Manual Alphabet

"Cheap Charts" are high in quality, yet low in price. It's even large at 17" x 22"

Reproducible activities are printed on the back.  

This item is eligible for Amazon's 4-for-3 promotion. Eligible products include select Books, Single Copy Magazines, and Home & Garden items.  Buy any 4 eligible items and get the lowest-priced item free.

Bulletin Board Trimmer

A great addition to any bulletin board where sign language is taught. You and your students will appreciate the multicultural hands as well. Package contains 12 trimmers that measure 2 1/4" x 39". A total of 39 feet.

Bulletin Board Trim

Give your bulletin boards a unique edge! Each package includes 12 trimmers in 2 designs horizontal and 4 vertical and 16 decorative corners in 4 designs. Trimmers measure 3' x 39' (7.6 x 99 cm) and corners measure 3' x 3' (7.6 x 7.6 cm) for a total of 43.

Alphabet Flash Cards Include Braille Alphabet Flash Cards

Each of the cards features a letter, an illustration of a hand demonstrating the sign for that letter, and the braille dot pattern. The braille can be raised so that students can feel the letter! Twenty-six 6" x 9" cards per package.

4"x4" Study Stickers (10 per pack) Removable! Study Stickers (10-pack)

This item is eligible for our 4-for-3 promotion. Eligible products include select Books, Single Copy Magazines, and Home & Garden items. Buy any 4 eligible items and get the lowest-priced item free.

Grades 1 and Up. Fun, student references feature bright, colorful designs and practical study information to reinforce concepts. At 4"x4" (10cm x 10cm), Study Stickers are a perfect fit for desktops, folders, notebooks, and learning centers. And they are removable from hard non-paper surfaces such as wood, metal, and glass. 10 per package plus bonus stickers.

Flipchart: Beginning Signs Flip Chart: Signs for Beginners

Spiral bound

Ten 2-Sided Flip Charts

Signs for those beginning to learn sign language. 

Charts include: alphabet, numbers, colors, days of the week, months, time, family members, and more.

 


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LOVE by Willow Tree Willow Tree: LOVE     

About 5 inches tall.

Willow Tree® represents qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds or treasure relationships. Artist Susan Lordi's sculptures communicate elegance, simplicity, peace and serenity. Her hand-carved forms reveal their expression through gestures only¦ a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. "Emotions and feelings are left to the viewer to discern," says Susan, "which makes them very personal."

J-E-S-U-S T-Shirt

Adult or youth sizes available.

Don't miss out on this Jesus Sign Language shirt. 5.6 oz. 50% cotton/50% polyester. Double-needle collar, sleeves and waist. Seamless collar with taped neck and shoulders. Quarter-turned. 

100% Cotton available upon request.


 

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