Susanne Bentele Susanne.Bentele at SIGN-LANG.UNI-HAMBURG.DE
Tue Jul 30 09:07:32 UTC 2002

Hi all,
I quite like the idea of a "Writing of Signed Languages" convention.
That way everybody who's interested can get a chance to see the whole
variety of systems that exist and can also get some information of
what each system has been designed for and by whom. I don't think
this would be trains and airplanes together... I think it would be a
wonderful opportunity to see all the efforts that have been made in
different directions, i.e. everyday use, scientific use, etc. but the
are still all concerned with the same thing: how do I get movements
in space and time on paper? How can this be achieved? What are the
merits and shortcomings of respective systems? (Which is, BTW, pretty
much what I tried to find out in my MA thesis but just concentrating
on SignWritin, HamNoSys, Stokoe-Notation, InterSys and SOSO. And of
course, this was just one person's effort - and one  person's who
doesn't even know all these systems very well..)
So I say: go for it!
Best, Susanne
Susanne Bentele
Universität Hamburg
Institut für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser
University of Hamburg
Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf
Binderstr. 34
20146 Hamburg - Germany
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