RES: [sw-l] SignWriting Article

Sergio Ribeiro escritadesinais at YAHOO.COM.BR
Sat Jan 27 13:43:47 UTC 2007

Hi Ronald,
Yes, you are right. But, when you say “SignWriting will save the Deaf
community”. What are you thinking exactly ? 
I don´t disagree, but I want to see your point of view.
Sergio Ribeiro
Centro Educacional Cultura Surda
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De: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Em nome de Ronald Dettloff
Enviada em: sexta-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2007 22:39
Para: sw-l at
Assunto: Re: [sw-l] SignWriting Article
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:
Hello friends,
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

Rev. Ronald H. Dettloff, 20880 Ten Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
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