Date: Mon Oct 12, 1998 5:39
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Writing ASL Grammar
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998, Judy Kegl wrote:
>One thing we are doing in Bluefields (Nica) is tagging signed language
>texts. The kids work with pages in signwriting or texts from their
>signwritten books and they underline and annotate in different colors
>things like noun, verb, adj, adverb, pronoun as well as subject, object
>etc. This is something that could be done with ASL texts as well and might
>prove useful to someone like Cheryl, even more useful than a grammar lesson
>per se in SW.
October 12, 1998
What a wonderful suggestion, Judy... it feels like literacy in SignWriting
is being accomplished in Nicaragua. Your suggestion requires a classroom
with written literature in SignWriting, with students who already know some
signs, and already know some SignWriting. I hope ASL will catch up someday.
I am not sure what Cheryl was referring to...if Cheryl was thinking of
hearing people who know no signed language, but want to learn grammar from
written lessons, that is a different group altogether.
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