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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Dec 15, 1999  7:00 pm
Subject:  Re: Comparison of SignWriting with ASL Notation?


>Are there any studies of the pros and cons of Signwriting when compared with
>the notation scheme used in the ASL Dictionary and the BSL/English
>dictionary?

Trevor

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Hi Trevor -
I believe you mean the Stokoe system, invented by an American linguist
named Dr. William Stokoe. Both the Stokoe system and SignWriting are used
to transcribe American signs, as well as BSL signs. And so is HamNoSys.

You may possibly have missed my recent message posted to the SW List about
this subject. Here is the message again:

November 17, 1999

Dear SignWriting List Members:

I am writing to announce an important new forum on our SignWriting Web Site.

It is entitled:

The SignWriting Linguistics Forum
....linguistic issues surrounding SignWriting...

http://www.SignWriting.org/ling000.html


The first article posted in the Linguistics Forum is:

"Writing the Same Signs in
Different Transcription Systems

Comparing HamNoSys, Stokoe & SignWriting"
http://www.SignWriting.org/ling001.html

This article is co-authored by three people:

HamNoSys
Susanne Bentele
Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
http://www.SignWriting.org/ling007.html

Stokoe System
Joe Martin, Western Washington University
http://www.SignWriting.org/ling006.html

SignWriting
Valerie Sutton
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
http://www.SignWriting.org/ling004.html

The article also shows the Shorthand system that is a part of SignWriting:

SignWriting Shorthand
http://www.SignWriting.org/ling005.html


Hope you enjoy the new Linguistics Forum. More articles are planned in the
future, including an in depth comparison between the Stokoe system and
SignWriting, written by linguist Joe Martin.

Have a wonderful day!

Val ;-)

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