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ERIC Number: EJ776186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 35
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
Symmetry in Sign Language Poetry
Sutton-Spence, Rachel; Kaneko, Michiko
Sign Language Studies, v7 n3 p284-318 Spr 2007
This paper considers the range of ways that sign languages use geometric symmetry temporally and spatially to create poetic effect. Poets use this symmetry in sign language art to highlight duality and thematic contrast, and to create symbolic representations of beauty, order and harmony. (Contains 8 tables, 14 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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