multiple faces, changing eye gaze
wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Fri Jul 13 02:21:37 UTC 2007
Oh I wasn't saying to do away with the facial expressions, I was
thinking of a way of presenting one of them differently - sort of like a
prepositional phrase - but within the content of the sign itself.
Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> Hi, Bill!
> The facial expressions themselves communicate grammatical information
> like Cherie commented. So we just need to have rules that describe how
> SignWriting handles simultaneous and sequential facial movements that
> occupy the same space so that the ASL grammar comes through in the
> correct sequence.
> Valerie, I have privately emailed some ideas to you. Let me know what
> you think.
> On 12 Jul 2007, at 13:05, Bill Reese wrote:
>> In English, we might say "As she was opening the box she turned to
>> the audience with an expression that said, "Look!"." Are we into
>> grammar here? Could a sign conceivably have "grammatical space"
>> where things like this could be put? For instance, could the face be
>> smaller to give it a certain meaning? Also, in English we use words
>> like "as", "while", "after", etc. to give a meaning of time. These
>> words have no meaning apart from the rest of the sentence. Could
>> signwriting do the same? Do we have a sign for "as" that could be
>> used with the face to indicate that one look, not associated with the
>> sign itself is being given during the sign? Could we even give
>> meaning to the expression so that we could put the face apart from
>> the rest of the sign, perhaps a bit smaller with the sign for "look!"
>> in parenthesis next to the face?
>> Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>> I believe I found the sign on the video that coordinates with this
>>> writing...It is attached.
>>> I believe you are trying to show, with the double eye-gaze, that you
>>> first look down at your hands down-diagonal, and then turn to look
>>> at the audience and that is the eyegaze forward? And the question
>>> is...what about the timing of those head movements and eyegaze,
>>> since one happens after the other? I need time to think about this
>>> one ;-))
>>> Any ideas anyone? Val ;-)
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