Promotion on another Sign Notation System

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Aug 25 16:49:57 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
August 25, 2003

On Monday, August 25, 2003, at 06:38 AM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> Naturally, over time, specific deaf communities who adopt the writing
> system will decide what details are normally written and what are not.
> At the same time, if it is necessary to record a section of mime or
> drama that occurs naturally in signing, the symbols are available to
> me to write it. That is very helpful. The full listing of facial
> expressions, body movements, etc. are the key distinction between the
> linear sign notation systems (Stokoe, HamNoSys, or SignFont) and
> SignWriting.

Yes...Thanks for mentioning the Facial Expressions and body movement
symbols in SignWriting, Stuart. Writing mime, gesture and facial
expressions has been a part of SignWriting since the beginning of the
system in 1974...but that was not true for the other notation
systems...which did not include facial expressions...

That is another reason why SignWriting can provide real "Sign Language
literature"...Without facial expressions, it would be impossible...

Val ;-)

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