|SignWriting List Forum|
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
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
It is the Stokoe System that I meant. Following the links on Joe's page got
me lots of interesting pages. :-)
British Sign Language is not inarticulate handwaving; it's a living
langauge. So recognise it now.
<>< Re: deemed!