Currents: An E-Journal Technologies of Language and the Embodied History of the Deaf

by Leland McCleary
University of São Paulo 

Currents in Electronic Literacy Spring 2001 (4), <> 


    19. “Chereme” (Stokoe, 1960), is the technical term for the smallest meaningful units of sign language analysis, analogous to phonemes in oral languages.  Derived from the Greek for “hand”, cheremes are classified into hand configurations, movements and places of articulation.

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