|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Tue Aug 31, 1999 1:27 am
Subject: Glossing vs. SignWriting
James Womack wrote:
>1. English glossing actually confused Deaf kids trying to learn
>English where ASL is "written" to provide contrast in grammar etc.
>(but it better than nothing). Too many kids that "it isn't English
>but it's English?" dumbfounded look for good reason.
This is important information...is there a published study on glossing and
its effects on Deaf children?
I am also curious about glossing in other countries - Do other countries
use word-glosses to represent the sentence structure of their signed
Since there are oftentimes several different signs that can represent one
word, I can certainly see why Deaf kids could get confused...