|SignWriting List Forum|
Susanne Bentele |
Date: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:54 am
Subject: Re: Questions for a Notation Comparisons Study
>>Stefan wrote: Mich interessiert einfach noch ein bisschen zum
>>Hintergrund - Was f eine Arbeit schreibst du ? Vergleichst du
>>HamNosys mit Geb ╩░ denSchrift ? - oder andere
>>Notationssysteme - Stokoe, Intersign, ...???
>January 15, 2002
>I believe you are asking what the comparison will be? I believe
>Susanne told me that she is comparing SignWriting with
>linguistically-based notation systems such as HamNoSys, Stokoe, and
>two others...I am not sure...
yes, that's true, I am comparing different writing systems for sign
languages. The goal is to have an overview on respective merits and
shortcomings of a system, the background why and by whom it was
developed and what the goal were when it was developed. Since this
is only a masters thesis and not a doctoral thesis :-) there is not
time for all the systems. Therefore I made a choice of 5 systems,
namely (in that order): Stokoe-Notation, SignWriting, HamNoSys,
Intersys and SOSO. Intersys is being designed as a writing system
for everyday use by Thomas-Gert Baier in G÷ttingen/Germany. Mr Baier
started his approach in 1998 and there is not much public literature
on his system. SOSO is short for Semantic Oriented Sign Orthography.
Sonja Erlenkamp (Norway&Germany) designed it for her dissertation, it
is also a rather new approach.
Hope this is what you wanted to know - I'll be happy to tell you more.
(Stefan - did you get my personal mail (8.1.02)?)