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From:  Susanne Bentele
Date:  Fri Jun 30, 2000  8:34 am
Subject:  Re: standardized spellings

>SignWriting List
>June 29, 2000
>...perhaps she can inform us about the linguistic research that
>has already been established on German Sign Language (DGS)?

unfortunately for DGS there is still only very little research in
that area. the only comprehensive textbook on DGS grammar was
published in the 80s and is very outdated. all the issues are being
revised and we're hoping to publish a new one within the next two

>How do you know what is good DGS and what is not in your school? Do
>you have books on DGS?

we don't know what is good DGS. however, deaf people usually have
their own criteria to judge what is 'good' signing and what isn't.
usually this involves fluency, use of productive forms, amount of
mouthing, making use of german words or grammatical features etc....


Susanne Bentele
Universität Hamburg
Institut für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser
University of Hamburg
Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf
Binderstr. 34
20146 Hamburg - Germany
Tel.: ++49-40-428.38-6734
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3704 Re: standardized spellings Valerie Sutton Fri  6/30/2000

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