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From:  Ronald Zapien
Date:  Thu Oct 8, 1998  3:49 pm
Subject:  Re: Writing ASL Grammar

Thank you. I will examine those things--I guess it's time to purchase the SW
dictionary. At some point it would be useful for the teachers among us to
point 4. Take care, Cheryl

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> 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
> >Valerie:
> >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
> writing grammar....
> 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
> questions.
> 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 -
> Valerie :-)
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> Valerie Sutton at The DAC
> Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
> Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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  Replies Author Date
458 Re: Writing ASL Grammar Cheryl Zapien Thu  10/22/1998
459 SW Pen Pal Club Valerie Sutton Thu  10/22/1998
462 Re: SW Pen Pal Club Stuart Thiessen Thu  10/22/1998
495 Re: Writing ASL Grammar Charles Butler Tue  10/27/1998

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