Date: Mon Apr 8, 2002 6:29
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Questions from a linguist...
April 7, 2002
Dear SW List:
I have received these questions from a linguist. Can anyone answer
them for me? Any studies?......Val ;-)
>I am writing to find out if anyone has studied
>in a systematic way the following questions:
>1) What is the impact of sign writing on the
>development of sign language in the individual
>(e.g. the acquisition of vocabulary, types of
>discourse, grammatical constructions, styles, etc.)?
>2) What is the impact of sign writing on the
>ease of acquisition of the written majority (oral)
>language? That is, is there any evidence that
>it facilitates the acquisition of written English,
>for example? If so, at what level (psycholinguistic,
>If you know of (or have) your own and some
>independent studies that have looked at these
>points, I would be very grateful to receive them
>(or their references).
>Sorry to bother you with this and many
>thanks in advance for your help.