National Deaf organization publishes new sign language dictionary

"Our Sign Language: Dictionary for Learning", published by the Japanese Federation of the Deaf (2,730 yen).

The Japanese Federation of the Deaf published a new sign language dictionary titled "Our Sign Language: A Dictionary for Learning". It was edited based on the 14 hand shapes as an index, from which one can find the Japanese meaning for a sign.

About 3500 signs frequently used in daily life were selected carefully for 3 years from the basic word collection, named "Our Sign Language" (10 volumes) series in which about 8,000 signs are collected covering every field such as daily conversation, technical term, etc.

In the new dictionary, each sign is labeled to indicate which level in the nationwide sign language certificate examination, helping the learner in the wide range from the beginner to the student who aims at the interpreter.

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