|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Tue Jun 13, 2000 1:27 pm
Subject: Re: Face Direction Lines
On 6/12/00, Wayne Smith wrote:
> It looks like these face direction lines are from the receptive
>viewpoint, rather than the expressive viewpoint. Shouldn't they be
> - Wayne
June 13, 2000
Hi Wayne and Everyone!
Yes, clearly the diagrams I showed you are in the Receptive Mode, and
there is no problem writing them in the Expressive Mode. Just reverse
I can tell this has been confusing for all of you. You see, I am
teaching a course on the web that is starting from scratch. I am
showing people how I started inventing the system by transcribing
videos in the Receptive Mode.
After I complete teaching the next lesson on Head Positions and Head
Movement (since our signer on the video nodded his head before he
started to sign), then I am planning to show how the writing can be
viewed from ANY viewpoint, and I will finish in the Expressive Mode.
From there we will remain in the Expressive Mode, analyzing the signs
you have already written.
Here is my plan for the lessons online:
LESSONS IN SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTION
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Head Positions & Movements
Lesson 3: Writing From Different Viewpoints
Lesson 4: Writing Your First Sign Frame by Frame