A GRAMMAR OF SIGNWRITING

a grammar of signwriting?

A GRAMMAR OF SIGNWRITING
Author: Stuart M. Thiessen
Publisher: University of North Dakota
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 300
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 21,1 MB

Signed languages have not enjoyed the benefits of writing for lack of an effective writing system. Writing systems designed for spoken languages are not easily adaptable to signed languages because signed languages are not based on sound. A successful writing system for sign languages must convey a different set of articulators, namely the configurations and movements of the hands, head, and body to convey meaning. This necessarily means that writing systems for signed languages must find a way to express those articulators, reducing a three-dimensional event to a written representation.

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