Neologisms

  • Rachel Sutton-Spence

Abstract

Neologism — the creation of new words — can be used for poetic effect in many ways, bringing the language to the foreground because the poet has produced a form that is not already a part of the language. The creative use of sign language to produce new signs has also been called poetic ‘wit’, and is related to the way that signers can produce strong visual imagery by creative treatment of the visual form of the signs.

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© Rachel Sutton-Spence 2005

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