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From:  James Womack
Date:  Sun Mar 12, 2000  3:47 pm
Subject:  Re: SignWriting as a gateway?


You outlined the reality very clearly Cecelia. Maybe
Mart missed it. Which is better than some folks who opt to refuse to SEE it.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Cecelia Smith"
To:
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: SignWriting as a gateway?


> writes:
>
> << And like I said, (just to get back at Cecelia :-)I don't see why SW
can't
> be English. >>
>
> Well... Like I said... Signed English isn't.
>
> It is something that is signed, but it is not English. <smile> It isn't
> even really a language, but the sad thing is that is what most deaf kids
are
> exposed to because the teachers and interpreters use it instead of ASL,
which
> is a language. But..thats a whole different soap box.
>
> Personally... I would rather have the teachers use SW and Signed English
> rather than Written English and Signed English, because it would at least
> give the kids a chance at developing literacy in sign. :)
>

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