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Cecelia Smith |
Date: Wed May 19, 1999 5:14 am
Subject: Re: Researching...
In a message dated 5/18/99 9:29:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I writing a research/survey paper on sign writing
As part of your paper, you might want to do a lit review of what else is in
Nothing comes close to Sign Writing as a viable system, but it is good to
know where others have gone, if for no other reason than to appreciate where
we are now going.
Anyway, if you are interested, here are a few possible sources,
SLR '87 W.H. Edmondson & F. Karlsson (editors)
Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Sign Language Research
1990 Signum Verlag, Hamburg Germany
this is written in English by the way, if you can get your hands on a copy
A paper entitled "Implications for Sign Research of a Computerized Wriitten
Form of ASL" presented by Sandra Hutchins, Howard Poizner, Marina
McIntire, and Don Newkirk.
The paper describes their attempt to create an orthography for ASL called
SignFont. The standards they developed as criteria for their writing system
are very interesting.
Another book is Sign Language Research 1994: Proceedings of the 4th
European Congress of Sign Language Research, Munich, Septembe 1-3, 1994
Heleen Bos and Trude Schermer, Eds.
Signum. Hamburg 1995
Paper: "The Notation of Sign Languages: Bebian's Mimographie" by Renate
Fischer documents one of (if not the) earliest attempts at providing a
written form of a signed language.
In the same volume, a paper: "SyncWriter: Integrating Video into the
Transcription and Analysis of Sign Language." by Thomas Hanke and Siegmund