|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Tue Oct 27, 1998 3:57 am
Subject: Frequently-Asked Questions
October 26, 1998
I receive lots of interesting questions about SignWriting. We have a
Questions and Answers section on our web site, if you want to visit:
Questions and Answers Directory
Do you have questions you would like to ask about SignWriting?
Feel free to ask by posting your questions to the SignWriting List, and you
will get an answer! And I can then add your question to the questions and
answers on the web.
I have a question for all of you....
I used to give lectures and workshops on SignWriting in the 1980's, and I
received this question a lot:
"Isn't SignWriting too iconic?"
This question usually came up when linguists were present. And because I am
a movement notator, and not a linguist, I knew that I didn't understand
what the concern was...and I wanted to understand it.
Obviously we are choosing to write visually. That is a choice I made from
So...what does the word "iconic" really mean in this context?
Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA