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From:  Cecelia Smith
Date:  Thu Aug 20, 1998  9:17 pm
Subject:  Re: hello world

In a message dated 98-08-20 14:11:34 EDT Angus wrote:

Just out of curiosity, Cecelia, what is the "university accepted
system" for Gallaudet?

Hello Angus;

In the linguistics department at Gallaudet (head of department is Scott
Liddell, and head of the Graduate Studies Program over all is Bob Johnson-
formerly head of the linguistics department) you may guess that the "accepted"
transcription system is the Liddell/Johnson system. (Movement Hold Movement)

However, they also accept glossing in some cases, in place of the full
transcription, and also shorthand versions of the full MHM system.

I will grant that for very precise linguistic transcription, the
Liddell/Johnson method is the best thing I have come across.... until you get
to certain things, like specific verbs. They admit they haven't yet found a
way to transcribe things like she-GIVE-him since the object position
changes every time.

Suttons SW is considered totally ineffective and inappropriate, and completely
unnecessary. After all, the Deaf already have a perfectly good orthography.
It is called English. (That is an almost direct quote by the way) .

Ummm.. needless to say, I like waving red flags at bulls. I am going for my
degree because I love linguistics and want to learn more about signed
languages. I am not doing it to get a job as a linguist. So... I'm not
afraid of rocking the boat. (to a degree at any rate...LOL)

Life is fun. I wonder if I will be able to get a degree, and if anyone will
take me seriously when I try for a PhD?

Cecelia Smith
2nd Year Grad Student at Gallaudet

in case you get the wrong idea... Scott Liddell is my advisor and my project
co-ordinator. I have a lot of respect for the man. And, he thinks my
attitude is great. He doesn't think SW is worth it, but figures that if I am
passionate about it and want to spend the time, go for it. He is open-minded
(to a degree).

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