Complex superposition of metaphors in an ASL poem

Autor/a: TAUB, Sarah F.
Año: 2001
Editorial: Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2001
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9780511509629
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Poetic language draws on the same linguistic resources that we use in everyday language. Undoubtedly, most users of language strive for beauty in their linguistic output, and there are ample possibilities for such devices as wordplay, echoing/repetition, symmetrical structure, and joint creation of metaphor in normal conversation (cf. Ferrara 1994, Silverstein 1984). But the poet specifically focuses effort on fitting together linguistic structures to make a pleasing, coherent, and compelling whole. As we shall see, the linkage of metaphor and iconicity in signed languages provides the poet with rich resources for linguistic art.

En: V.L. Dively y Otros (eds.), "Signed languages: Discoveries from International Research", pp. 197-230.