CPLT 029. Sign Language Literature

(Cross-listed as LING 029 
We look at literature presented/performed in a sign language, comparing to spoken language literature with respect to: storytelling methods, definitions of rhyme, notions of closure, role of paralinguistic features, relationship of storyteller to audience, and role of stories in their communities.  We examine linguistic creativity in storytelling, humor, poetry, and taboo language across modalities.
Prerequisite: No prerequisites.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2024. Napoli.
Catalog chapter: Comparative Literature  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/comparative-literature

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