Analysing Sign Language Poetry

Authors: Sutton-Spence, R.

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This new study is a major contribution to sign language study and to literature generally, looking at the complex grammatical, phonological and morphological systems of sign language linguistic structure and their role in sign language poetry and performance. Chapters deal with repetition and rhyme, symmetry and balance, neologisms, ambiguity, themes, metaphor and allusion, poem and performance, and blending English and sign language poetry. Major poetic performances in both BSL and ASL - with emphasis on the work of the deaf poet Dorothy Miles - are analysed using the tools provided in the book.

About the authors

RACHEL SUTTON-SPENCE is Senior Lecturer in Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. She researches and teaches on sign language linguistics and the social context of sign languages as well as on sign language poetry. She is the co-author (with Bencie Woll) of The Linguistics of British Sign Language, which won the British Association of Applied Linguistics award and the Deaf Nation Award in 1999.

PADDY LADD is Senior Lecturer in Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol, UK.

GILLIAN RUDD is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Liverpool University, UK.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Some General Points about Sign Languages

    Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    Pages 1-12

  • What is Sign Language Poetry?

    Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    Pages 13-24

  • Repetition in Sign Language Poetry

    Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    Pages 25-54

  • Symmetry and Balance

    Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    Pages 55-68

  • Neologisms

    Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    Pages 69-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analysing Sign Language Poetry
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51390-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230513907
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3507-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-21709-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 265
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