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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Feb 15, 2002  4:45 pm
Subject:  Lack of understanding of SW, so frustrating...


Flavio wrote:
>How did you lead with that? Do you think that (some)
>deafs, specially the ones that are already scared of
>spoken language, would use SW as an "excuse" not to
>continue their studies of that spoken language?


SignWriting List
February 15, 2002

Hello Flavio and Everyone -
There has never been a Deaf person that I know of, using SignWriting
as an excuse to avoid learning...In fact, just the
OPPOSITE...SignWriting opens their inspiration to learn more...Deaf
children's literacy skills are improving in the classrooms that use
SignWriting.

Yes - we all experience this kind of frustration....Below is a list
of questions and answers on the web. If you read number 25 below, you
will see some discussions on this very topic, which comes up from
time to time....SignWriting is still here, after 27 years, and not
going away, but instead spreading, so I think in time the
frustrations should get a little better! I hope so ;-)

Val ;-)

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SignWriting
Questions & Answers Directory
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/questions.html

including...

1. Deafness, Sign Language & SignWriting
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest0000.html


2. Is Sign Language International?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest0001.html


3. How Many Sign Languages Are There?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest0002.html


4. What is SignWriting?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/what/what02.html


5. Why Write Sign Language
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest0003.html


6. Is SignWriting a New Language?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest0003.html#anchor551461


7. Is SignWriting Free To Use?
Yes! Questions & Answers About Trademarks
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest0004.html


8. How Can I Learn SignWriting?
Different Choices Plus Workshop Descriptions
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest003.html


9. Can SignWriting Be Written By Hand?
Six-page article with illustrations
http://www.SignWriting.org/lessons/cursive/byhand1.html


10. How Is The SignWriter Newsletter Prepared?
Two-page article with illustrations
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/prepare/prep01.html


11. Can the SignWriter Computer Program
Be Used on the Macintosh? Yes!
Questions & Answers About Typing Signs
http://www.SignWriting.org/sw169.html


12. What is the difference between
SignWriting and English Glosses?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest005.html


13. Won't SignWriting Take Time From Learning To Read & Write English?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest007.html


14. Can I Publish Using SignWriting? Yes!
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest010.html


15. What is the SignWriting Literacy Project?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest008.html


16. What Do Schools & Teachers Say?
Teacher at the Oregon School For The Deaf
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest006.html


17. What Do Schools & Teachers Say?
Private Tutor of Deaf Students, Ontario, Canada
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest011.html


18. What Do Schools & Teachers Say?
Teacher at the Caldwell Elementary School,
Hearing Impaired Program, Wichita, Kansas
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest012.html


20. How Quickly Do Deaf Children
Learn To Read SignWriting?
http://www.SignWriting.org/usa/michigan/michigan.html#anchor2054525


21. How Do You Translate Into SignWriting?
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest014.html


22. Can the SignWriter Computer Program
Be Used on the Macintosh?
Yes! Questions & Answers About Typing Signs
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest002.html


23. How Are SignWriting Symbols Invented?
The inventor discusses the creative process
of developing symbols used around the world...
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest013.html


24. Is SignWriting & DanceWriting Blending?
.....about the entire movement writing system....
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest020.html


25. Why Has SignWriting Been Controversial?
.....discussing issues that surround new ideas.....
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest021.html


26. SignWriting Terminology
.....discussing the different terms used.....
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest023.html


27. Physical versus Cultural Deafness
.....different languages mold different cultures.....
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest024.html


28. What was published in the 1970's?
.....SignWriting papers & books 1974-1980.....
http://www.SignWriting.org/about/questions/quest025.html
--

Val ;-)


___________________________

Valerie Sutton


....visit the...

SignWritingSite
http://www.SignWriting.org
Read & Write Sign Languages

SignBankSite
http://www.SignBank.org
Sign Language Dictionaries

DanceWritingSite
http://www.DanceWriting.org
Read & Write Dance

MovementWritingSite
http://www.MovementWriting.org
Read & Write Movement & Gesture

Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
tel: 858-456-0098....fax: 858-456-0020


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6345 Re: Lack of understanding of SW, so frustrating.. Dan Parvaz Fri  2/15/2002

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