Interjectional exercises

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Interjectional Exercises is the title of a page of Alexander Graham Bell's "Visible Speech", from 1867. It was an attempt to produce a way of writing the sounds of speech systematically, to help the illiterate to read, and the Deaf to speak -- a failed enterprise for reasons that it took linguists a long time to understand.

It's also the title of a performance by the artist Rowland Hill, which includes material in BSL. I sponsored the restoration of the Portico Library's copy of the book, which touches on two topics at the centre of my research.
Period15 Jul 2019
Event typePerformance
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map


  • Deafness
  • phonetics
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Visible Speech
  • linguistics
  • BSL