SignWriting Shorthand
Sample of Sentences From Goldilocks


About SignWriting Shorthand

SignWriting Shorthand in the 1980's looked like this, written in the Receptive Viewpoint:



"SignWriting Shorthand For Sign Language Stenography" was the title of a textbook by Valerie Sutton teaching the Shorthand in 1982. At that time, a new profession called "Sign Language Stenography" was under development. Experiments were made with recording signs at speed in classrooms. Stenographers learned how to write without looking at their hands. Here is a picture of the shorthand table and booklet of the 1980's:


SignWriting Shorthand in the year 2000
is almost the same, but it is oftentimes written down in vertical columns, and now includes more facial expressions and gesture nuances. The Shorthand is NOT the Handwriting.

When all of us write English quickly by hand, we are not writing shorthand..we are writing handwriting...there is a see SignWriting Handwriting...visit these pages:

Learn To Write SignWriting by Hand
Directory of Lessons

Learn To Write SignWriting by Hand
Lesson 1: Return to Basics

Learn To Write SignWriting by Hand
Lesson 2: SW Block Printing, Flat Hand

Can SignWriting Be Written By Hand?
Six-page article with illustrations

 For more information, contact:

Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
a non-profit educational organization
P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA


SignWriting Web Site

(858)456-0098 voice (858)456-0010 tty (858)456-0020 fax

...for more information on different transcription systems.....

Susanne Bentele
Universitaet Hamburg
Stokoe Notation
Joe Martin, Western Washington University
Valerie Sutton, Deaf Action
Committee For SignWriting