LINGUIST List 27.2012

Mon May 02 2016

Books: Introducing Sign Language Literature: Sutton-Spence, Kaneko

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Date: 01-Apr-2016
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Subject: Introducing Sign Language Literature: Sutton-Spence, Kaneko
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Title: Introducing Sign Language Literature
Subtitle: Folklore and Creativity
Published: 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence
Author: Michiko Kaneko
Paperback: ISBN: 9781137363817 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 26.99

Introducing Sign Language Literature: Folklore and Creativity is the first textbook dedicated to analyzing and appreciating sign language storytelling, poetry and humour. The authors assume no prior knowledge of sign language or literary studies, introducing readers to a world of visual language creativity in deaf communities.

Introducing Sign Language Literature: Folklore and Creativity
• Explains in straightforward terms the unique features of this embodied language art form
• Draws on an online anthology of over 150 sign language stories, poems and jokes
• Suggests ways of analysing and appreciating the rich artistic heritage of deaf communities

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
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Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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University of Nebraska Press
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