ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli
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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!
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.
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