Deaf Culture / Literature
ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli
Clayton Valli (1951-2003) was one of his generation's foremost innovators of ASL poetics. A professor of Linguistics and Interpreting at Gallaudet University, Valli's seminal research uncovered the principles of ASL poetry - principles common to all forms of poetry. This DVD stands as a tribute to Valli's pride in his signed language and his love of its creative possibilities.
Like all verse, ASL poetry opens the mind to the richness of language, inspiring an appreciation of expressiveness, nuance, and cultural significance. ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli, gives teachers an exciting way to awaken students to the splendor of ASL.
New on DVD! Read Valli’s personal account of becoming an ASL poet—“Valli’s Story,” an excerpt from Valli’s unfinished manuscript accompanied by a video clip of the ASL phrase that opened Valli’s eyes to the creative use of ASL.
Organized to allow easier access to each poem! The video material is presented with a new interface perfect for studying individual poems.
Native signers of all ages performing Valli’s works; Clips of Valli in a Video Letter, explaining terms that apply to ASL poetry like stanza, meter, initialized handshapes, and numerical handshapes; Poetic features, highlighting parts of poems and demonstrating what makes them uniquely poetic.
Use ASL Poetry in ways you never thought of before—for practice, inspiration, insight, sheer joy in language beautifully expressed, and hours of viewing pleasure!
Deaf Culture, Our Way: Anecdotes from the Deaf Community - 4th Edition
Cultural aspects of the Deaf world are illuminated through this classic collection of anecdotes updated to include new stories about the foibles of the latest communication technologies. Anecdotes regarding VRS, pagers, videophones, and email/instant messaging abound in this new edition.
Using humorous stories with illustrations, Deaf culture is brought to life through personal experiences and practical day-to-day information.
Everyone will enjoy reading these stories!
Deaf Culture, Our Way provides teachers with classroom material that can be used as a springboard for discussions about Deaf culture. It is excellent supplemental reading for Deaf Studies, ASL, interpreting classes, as well as English classes for deaf students.
A portion of sales of this book is donated to the American Society of Deaf Children (ASDC) www.deafchildren.org.
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Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language
Presents a detailed, vivid description of daily life in the early 1900's when an entire community on Martha's Vineyard, Deaf and hearing alike, used sign language. [Nora Ellen Groce; (1985) 169 pages; soft cover]
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