Endnote: mathematics of fire... poetry in any language

Autor/a: CARROLL, Cathryn
Año: 1997
Editorial: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 2:3 (1997) pp. 196-221
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Historia, Arte y Cultura, Lingüística


Poetry, what Sandburg called "the capture of a picture, a song or a flair, in a deliberate prism of words", comes in every language. It doesn't matter, of course, whether the language is spoken or signed. Both American Sign Language and English offer a full domain of material from which users craft poems. The crafting occurs in remarkably similar ways. A comparison of two poems- one an excerpt from the English of the 1920's, the other from the ASL of the 1990's - provides insight into this assertion.