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Books: Ling&Literature: Sutton-Spence

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        1.    Shereen Muhyeddeen, Analysing Sign Language Poetry: Sutton-Spence

Message 1: Analysing Sign Language Poetry: Sutton-Spence
Date: 22-Dec-2008
From: Shereen Muhyeddeen <>
Subject: Analysing Sign Language Poetry: Sutton-Spence
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Title: Analysing Sign Language Poetry Published: 2008 Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence Paperback: ISBN: 9780230217096 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 19.99

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.

This is the first book to focus entirely on the analysis of sign languagepoetry. Richly illustrated with images taken from poetry performances, thebook draws mainly on the work of Dorothy Miles in both British and AmericanSign languages, but the analytical tools developed here are also used inexamining recent work by Paul Scott and other sign language poets,exploring the elements of text and performance that can inform andchallenge our understanding of poetry more generally. Topics coveredinclude the use of repetition and symmetry, the importance of visualneologisms for aesthetic effect and the creation of metaphor and ambiguity.With an Afterword by Paddy Ladd, the critical analysis of the poetry is setwithin the framework of an appreciation of Deaf culture and Deaf communities.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)                             British Sign Language (bfi)
Written In: English (eng )

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