A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

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Signed Children’s Rhymes

I once bought a very nice CD-rom from Effatha-Guyot with 19 signed children’s rhymes. The short songs or poems (not sure what to call them exactly) are by Diny Visch and Arie Terpstra.
Here is an example of the title-rhyme called ‘The Elephant and the Mouse’:

Original title: “Van de Olifant en de Muis… Peuterliedjes [...]

Sutton-Spence Unravels Sign Language Poetry

For those of you who want to know more about sign language poetry:

Rachel Sutton-Spence wrote a book (2004) with Paddy Ladd and Gillian Rudd on the topic (source - Amazon).
Can’t be bothered to get the book?
There is also a good analysis (28-page pdf) of sign language poetry available online by the same [...]

Sign Language Music Video of Zombie

There is a wonderful sign language video of the song Zombie on YouTube.
I started a collection of other Sign Language Poetic Performances around it.

Seeing these videos strengthen my opinion that the poetic mechanisms available in sign language are quite rich and not all available in written, spoken, or sung language.


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