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From:  Joe Martin
Date:  Tue Jan 5, 1999  4:06 pm
Subject:  Re: Bilingualism & SignWriting


Well, being polite......No,..

Bilingualism is using two languages;
Signwriting is writing.

Bilingualism involves knowing and using language;
Signwriting involves writing down language.

Bilingualism has to do with any languages;
Signwriting has to do with only signed languages.

Bilingualism is something you hear about;
Signwriting isn't.

But you will! ;-)
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On Mon, 4 Jan 1999, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> Hello Everyone -
>
> As you can see, I receive lots of interesting questions regarding
> SignWriting. Today I received a message asking this question:
>
> "Is SignWriting this Bilingualism thing that we hear so much about...?"
>
> I have not answered the person yet.
>
> How would some of you suggest I answer that question? :-)
>
>
> Valerie :-)
>
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> Valerie Sutton at the DAC
> Deaf Action Committee for SW
>
> SignWriting
>
> http://www.SignWriting.org
>
> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
> an educational nonprofit organization
> Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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