writing multi-party conversation

Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa rocha at ATLAS.UCPEL.TCHE.BR
Thu Aug 3 16:50:58 UTC 2006


   Another interesting study about the need to represent objects in sign 
language dialogue is by the research group of Patrice Dalle, at the 
University Paul-Sabatier, in Toulouse. He does not work with SignWriting 
directly, but is concerned with general written aspects of written forms 
for sign languages.

   All the best,

   Antônio Carlos

eghoffma at UMICH.EDU wrote:

> Great - I think that the general prop symbol would work fine. My 
> transcripts will not have to stand on their own - they will be heavily 
> notated and will be followed by a lot of analysis - so I will be able to 
> make the specific object in each case clear. But I would still like to 
> include as much information in the transcript itself as possible and 
> having a prop symbol would be nice, so that a reader doesn't assume that 
> a contact or strike symbol must apply to some body part. I've been 
> making my transcripts in the TextEditor. Can I access the prop symbols 
> from Text Editor? If not, where can I get them?
> Best,
> Erika
> Quoting Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org>:
>> On Aug 2, 2006, at 9:23 AM, eghoffma at UMICH.EDU wrote:
>>> Also, I have a lot of home signers in my data, who often  incorporate 
>>> the physical environment in their communication  (reaching out to 
>>> physically manipulate objects, trace on table  tops, etc). I don't 
>>> suppose sign writing has any means of  representing contact with 
>>> external physical objects? If not I can  always describe these 
>>> actions along with the glosses. I think most  of these questions will 
>>> work themselves out as I keep working, but  I thought I'd throw some 
>>> of these questions out there so I won't  reinvent the wheel if 
>>> someone has already worked through all this.
>> OH Yes! We do have a way to contact objects...such as  
>> skateboards...smile...and in DanceWriting, people hold onto each  
>> other, or hold onto a bar or other props...Right now I am writing  
>> holding an axe in Norwegian wood cutting...
>> So let's talk about what the objects are...there are two ways to  
>> write it...with a Prop Symbol, that does not tell you what the Prop  
>> is...but generally tells you that something is being contacted or  
>> referred to...or...we can develop a visual symbol for that specific  
>> item...
>> I believe Steve mentioned the skateboard writing. Here is an example  
>> of the skateboard prop...without the visual representation of the  
>> skateboard I don't think people could read the notation properly...
>> http://movementwriting.org/sports/skateboarding/ollie/

Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa
Escola de Informática
Coord. Mestrado em Ciência da Computação
Programa de Pós-graduação em Informática
Universidade Católica de Pelotas

More information about the Sw-l mailing list