of Language and the Embodied History of the Deaf
Leland McCleary University
of São Paulo
in Electronic Literacy Spring 2001 (4), <http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/currents/spr01/mccleary.html>
“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.