Nurturing ASL literature in its own time
- Creation: 1996
- Valli, Clayton (Person)
In this keynote presentation, Dr. Clayton Valli shares the findings of his dissertation research on ASL poetics. He provides examples of various types of rhyme schemes found in ASL poetry and describes how meters and lines are analyzed. He performs his poem, COW AND ROOSTER, using it to illustrate handshape rhymes and the stressed and unstressed syllables of ASL signs that create metered lines. Valli closes his presentation encouraging future generations to delve into ASL poetics.
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This material was digitized as part of a CLIR Hidden Collections grant: "Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections at the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (RIT/NTID DSA) in Rochester, NY." Original VHS recordings were transferred to mp4 format, captioned, and voiced, by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Production Services department.