|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Wed May 19, 1999 6:27 pm
Subject: Re: Researching...
Leslie Wallace wrote:
>2. Will sign writing effect/change hand signing in any way?
I don't think so, and I hope not.
SignWriting is a way to write any body movement. Whatever people sign, we
Our purpose is not to change how people sign. Instead we want to preserve
the language "as it is signed".
I suppose you can argue that as a writing system becomes established, there
is some influence from the writing of the language, onto the speaking of
that language. But that is pretty minimal, I would suspect.
For example, there may be some new terminology incorporated into the
vocabulary of signing - for example - in Spain, recently, a new "name sign"
developed in Madrid for the term "SignWriting". So there are some new terms
"associated with writing signed languages".
Other than that, I cannot think of ways that SignWriting could change
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