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ERIC Number: EJ848169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9401
Notation Systems for Reading and Writing Sign Language
McCarty, Amy L.
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v20 p129-134 2004
Without written forms, signed languages do not permit the type of textual record available to speakers of English and other written languages. Deaf signers have generally relied on the language of the dominant hearing culture for this purpose. Because of their visual-gestural modality, signed languages present a unique set of challenges for developing written forms. These issues are considered from a behavioral perspective, and two sign language notation systems, Stokoe Notation and Sutton SignWriting, are described. (Contains 3 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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