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Introductory Chapters
The first introductory chapter explains the structure of the dictionary and shows how to use it. The second illustrates the fingerspelling of letters and numbers, and other handshapes used in the dictionary. The third explains and illustrates how to read and write Brazilian signs in SignWriting.

Main Dictionary
In the main body of the dictionary there are 9,500 sign-entries. Real-life illustrations of signs were drawn in several stages of movement, allowing for graphic animation of signs in a forthcoming CD-ROM version of the dictionary.

The sign form illustrations depict precisely the signing of Deaf adults. The sign meaning illustrations help Deaf children understand the meaning
of the sign, without having to depend on Portuguese. more... contact the editor & publisher.... 

 photo by Claire Schneider



Credits & Sponsors
Contributing Authors
Volume One:
ISBN: 85-314-0600-5
Volume Two:
ISBN: 85-314-0603-X


The Brazilian Sign Language Dictionary
A Two-Volume Encyclopedia
on Brazilian Sign Language

For Information, write to:
Dr. Fernando Capovilla, Editor

To Purchase in Brazil

Contact the Library of the Psychology Institute - University of São Paulo
Serviço de Biblioteca e Documentação do Instituto de Psicologia da USP
Av. Prof. Mello Moraes, 1721,
São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazil
Fax (11) 3818-4392
Telephone: (11) 3818-4300
or (11) 3818-4392

To Purchase Outside Brazil

Contact the University of
São Paulo Publishing House
Editora da Universidade de São Paulo
Avenida Prof. Luciano Gualberto,
Travessa J. 374, 6 andar - Ed. da Antiga Reitoria - Cidade Universitaria
05508-900, Sao Paulo - SP - Brasil
Fax: (11) 3818-4151
Telephone: (11) 3818-4008
or (11) 3818-4150


...SignWriting in Brazil Directory...