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Introducing Sign Language Literature

Folklore and Creativity

by Rachel Sutton-Spence and Michiko Kaneko Also by Rachel Sutton-Spence: Analysing Sign Language Poetry

Contents

  • Conventions
  • List of handshapes
  1. What is Sign Language Literature?
  2. Sign Language Literature in Context
  3. Oral Literature and Performance
  4. Folklore and Deaflore
  5. Story Types
  6. Storytelling Techniques
  7. Anthropomorphism
  8. Beginnings and Endings
  9. Plots, Protagonists, Subjects and Themes
  10. Metaphor
  11. Prose and Poetry
  12. Neologism and Ambiguity
  13. Repetition
  14. Handshape
  15. Use of Signing Space
  16. Symmetry and Balance
  17. Nonmanual Features
  18. Deaf Humour and Sign Language Humour
  19. Style in Signed Art Form
  20. Conclusion