A writing system for sign languages - in france!

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Jun 20 09:19:27 UTC 2013

SignWriting List
June 20, 2013

Hello Maria, Claudia, Yaelle and Juliette!

Yaelle perhaps is still on the SignWriting List? Yaelle, the web site is absolutely charming….I love the signer, and the little cards with the moving videos!

And everyone, I need your help. Here is a lovely video of Juliette Dalle, from France, explaining how she used SignWriting years ago with Deaf children. The video was professionally made, and fascinating, so I just looked at the link, and sadly the video is not available, although the web page is still there:


Thank you, Juliette, for this video!

Can anyone help us get permission to show the video on our SignWriting site? I would love that, and Juliette deserves that for historic reasons - it is a real testament to her hard work and creativity with children...

Many thanks for everyone's help -

Val ;-)


On Jun 20, 2013, at 1:42 AM, "Claudia S. Bianchini" <chiadu14 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> I never heard of it (there are french systems that are more "known" in france, as the Jouison's one)... I'll look! Thank you for the news :-)
> 2013/6/20 maria galea <signwriting.maria at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> For those interested in writing systems in general (I think Stuart Thiessen in particular) I have just come across another system in France called la méthode Smyle. 
> You can find more details about it at this website: http://www.signographie.fr/ 
>  I've learnt it was invented by Yaelle Pierrat-Frappé  
> From the very little i can understand in French I think she is in Deaf education, but as you will see immediately from YouTube it doesn't seem to be a very transparent system unlike SW, that woman commenting on the lessons claims it is a difficult system.
> Still thought I'd send it to you all for the record.
> maria
> -- 
> Claudia S. Bianchini, PhD
> A.T.E.R. Licence SDL-LSF @ Univ. Poitiers (France)
> chiadu14 at gmail.com

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