SignWriting Article

Ronald Dettloff signpreach at SBCGLOBAL.NET
Sat Jan 27 00:38:50 UTC 2007

Dear Sergio,
  The same reasons we have for writing spoken languages are the reasons SignWriting is good. DVD's etc. have not replaced writing. Writing is an art in itself. More books are sold than ever. SignWriting will save the Deaf community.

Sergio Ribeiro <escritadesinais at> wrote:          
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  I am writing article about signwriting use in deaf class, this article will be to the new Magazine. But here in Brazil many peoples, teacher and linguistics, disagree if writing sign languages is really important or necessary, because today we have another medias like DVD, CD-ROM, etc, using video format. What you think about and Deaf members of DAC have what point of view ?
  I want to write this more specific is possible !
  My article title is “SignWriting – Why not ?”. I will explain about sign language history, Stokoe studies and notation, person of the pass that say about sign writing possible like Itard, Bebian and Alexander Graham Bell. But most important point is using sign language at moment, now. Who are using ? Is signwriting great toll for teaching deaf in new approach, bilingual approach ?
  I will be many thankful to see your opinion ! 
    Sergio Ribeiro
  Centro Educacional Cultura Surda 

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