Sorting by SW Location Symbols

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Nov 4 15:15:31 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
November 4, 2002

Dear SW List Members:
I have received several very positive messages from linguists about the new SignBank location markers....Here is one regarding "searching for signs with location"...Good point and I am sharing this with the List, because it is informative:

Message clip:
>Just a short message to say I'm really happy about the new possibility
>of sorting by location in SW. Many thanks for all the work!
>It's not just computers that need this sorting capability, but also sign
>language linguists who are interested in questions like, "does such and
>such a handshape or movement occur more often in specific locations".
>By asking such questions, you can begin to see the rules governing the
>forms allowed in a specific language.  The neat thing about SignBank is
>that we will then be able to see if different sign languages have
>similar or different rules.

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