|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:03 pm
Subject: Re: Questions for a Notation Comparisons Study
>Susanne Bentele wrote:
>>* Does the large number of symbols seem to have an effect (i.e.
>>negative) on learnability or readability?
January 11, 2002
Val's answer: No. Quantity of symbols, or the lack thereof, does not
Readability and learnability, when it comes to Sign Language
Literacy, is based on the visual nature of the writing system
matching the visual nature of the Sign Language being written.
So regarding our success with deaf students reading Sign Language
literature fluently (as they do!)....it is due to the fact that
SignWriting looks like Sign Language...and has nothing to do with how
many symbols there are...
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