Date: Mon Sep 13, 1999 3:37
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: New Masters Thesis on SignWriting
September 13, 1999
Dear SignWriting List:
I am happy to announce that a Master's Degree thesis on SignWriting has
been written, completed and accepted at the University of Kansas. It is
"Writing Signed Languages: In Support of Adopting an ASL Writing System"
It was submitted to the Department of Linguistics and the Faculty of the
Graduate School of the University of Kansas in partial fulfillment of a
Master's degree....it was approved June 7, 1999.
I am planning to post the entire thesis on our SignWriting Web Site in time....
The thesis addresses the issues surrounding the Deaf Community in the USA,
its language and the writing system proposed for recording the language.
Amy discusses a few transcription systems, and creates a short analysis of
these systems. At the end, she concludes that a written form of ASL would
be very valuable (she explains why, of course) and then SignWriting is
proposed as the writing system that has the most potential to be used in
the Deaf Community.
So it will be great to have another thesis on SignWriting on our web site!
The thesis we have on the web right now:
Literacy In Nicaraguan Sign Language
is popular - I understand that people print out the thesis in its entirety
from the web....the web is a wonderful source of information...and it is
cheaper than paying someone to make photocopies for you!
Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting...Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization...Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA