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The Resource Metaphor in American Sign Language, Phyllis Perrin Wilcox

Metaphor in American Sign Language, Phyllis Perrin Wilcox

Label
Metaphor in American Sign Language
Title
Metaphor in American Sign Language
Statement of responsibility
Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Only recently have linguists ceased to regard metaphors as mere frills on the periphery of language and begun to recognize them as corner-stones of discourse. Phyllis Wilcox takes this innovation one step further in her fascinating treatise Metaphor in American Sign Language." "Such an inquiry has long been obscured by, as Wilcox calls it, "the shroud of iconicity." American Sign Language's iconic nature once discouraged people from recognising it as a language; more recently it has served to confuse linguists examining its metaphors. Wilcox, however, presents methods for distinguishing between icon and metaphor, allowing the former to clarify, not cloud, the latter. As she explains, "If the iconic influence that surrounds metaphor is set aside, the results will be greater understanding and interpretations that are less opaque."" "Wilcox concludes her study with a close analysis of the American Sign Language poem, "The Dogs," by Ella Mae Lentz. In presenting Deaf Americans', Deaf Germans', and Deaf Italians' reactions to the poem, Wilcox manages not only to demonstrate the influence of culture upon metaphors, but also to illuminate the sources of socio-political division within the American Deaf community. Metaphor in American Sign Language proves an engrossing read for those interested in linguistics and Deaf culture alike."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Wilcox, Phyllis Perrin
Dewey number
419
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV2474
LC item number
.W545 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Sign Language
  • Metaphor
Label
Metaphor in American Sign Language, Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45015356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 213 pages
Isbn
9781563680991
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00047654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Metaphor in American Sign Language, Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45015356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 213 pages
Isbn
9781563680991
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00047654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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