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From:  Trevor Jenkins
Date:  Wed Dec 15, 1999  8:38 pm
Subject:  Re: Comparison of SignWriting with ASL Notation?


In reply to my question:

>>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?

Valerie patiently points out to me:

> 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. ...

I had missed the significance of it until you pointed it. Will teach me to
search the archive of the list---especially that on my own machine, which
includes your original message.

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

It is the Stokoe System that I meant. Following the links on Joe's page got
me lots of interesting pages. :-)


Regards, Trevor

British Sign Language is not inarticulate handwaving; it's a living
langauge. So recognise it now.

--

<>< Re: deemed!


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2495 Re: Comparison of SignWriting with ASL Notation? Valerie Sutton Wed  12/15/1999

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