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Stefan Woehrmann2 |
Date: Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:54 pm
Subject: Fw: Re: ZURICH: hand held for a long time?
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From: "Stefan Woehrmann2"
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: Re: ZURICH: hand held for a long time?
> Hi Penny and Zurich -team
> (Penny wrote )...
> > Stefan - I can see your general point about not adding additional
> > graphic components to the SW-symbol set, and we are trying to avoid that
> > too. The only 'outside' notation we are currently using in the column
> > format is a grey line going through signs made with the same facial
> > expression. Of course, one can just repeat the notation of the face
> > with every sign.
> I think that this would be the best. My students at least would not take
> advantage out of additional "abstract symbols". I think that SW is so
> to learn to read because of the "iconic"-impression of so many symbols.
> have not to learn a great number of abstract symbols and their meaning
> within the context of SW. Write - or at least try to what you see -
> are no grey lines (ha ;-) )
> but a facial expression that is going along with a sequence of signs - and
> nobody but you as the communication partner understand the idea intuitivly
> (??). (eyebrows up - yes/no etc)
> But as a SL - learner the continuous repitition of a special facial
> expression could inform you about this "prosodic" element.
> There are so many other signs with no face - therefore the contrast will
> attract attention and will influence the readers interpretation -
> The many faces do not slow down reading - just in contrary - I think so.
> Hmm - what do you think ?
> Can you write two versions of the same episode - one with grey lines and
> one with the facial expression as long as it is important ?
> Have a great time and good luck to your project
> Stefan ;-)
> But as I tried to explain our reasoning to Valerie,
> > we're trying to make clearer that those particular faces are being used
> > as a kind of 'prosodic' element, binding together several signs. For
> > sentences in the column format, the grey line seems to be clearer than
> > do the brackets that some of you use in writing sentences in the
> > horizonal format.
> > Thanks again!
> > Penny