|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Thu Oct 8, 1998 6:21 am
Subject: Writing ASL Grammar
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998, Cheryl Zapien wrote:
>Hi folks, this is a copy of an Email Valerie wanted the rest of you to
>check out. Have a good day. Cheryl
>As you may know, I'm relatively new to ASL. What I'd really love to
>see, and would be willing to purchase is material on ASL grammar in
>signwriting so I can tangibly see it and not try to figure out what's
>happening at lightening finger flashing speed :]. I don't know how you
>feel about this, but I see it as a wonderful way to help folks who are
>learning ASL really take hold of the concepts (like parents).
Hi Everyone -
There are four reasons why I asked Cheryl to post this question about
1. There is already one article on writing ASL grammar on our web site:
Lessons In Writing ASL Grammar
Lesson One: Topic Markers
2. I plan to post a second lesson: "Writing ASL Grammar, Lesson 2: Writing
Spatial Comparisons", later this fall. In time there will be ten lessons on
writing ASL grammar posted.
3. Those grammar lessons are already included in book form in both the SW
ASL dictionary, and in the Lessons In SW textbook. So if you own those
books I can tell you where to look, and you are always welcome to ask me
4. And most important - of course someday I hope that people skilled in
teaching ASL will develop materials for teaching ASL, using SignWriting.
But right now our materials simply teach SignWriting, not ASL.
So perhaps some of you are interested in developing materials that teach
ASL using SignWriting? If so, I will give you all the assistance I can...
So those were my thoughts!! Thanks, Cheryl, for your interesting questions :-)
All the best -
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Valerie Sutton at The DAC
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA