What was published in the 1970's?
....SignWriting papers & books 1974-1980.....
"I am looking for an OLD reference to SignWriting, something
perhaps that was authored in the 1970's? I don't have anything
specific in mind, but I do want to be able to point people to
something published on paper at the beginning of the invention."
Here is a listing of some SignWriting publications from 1974-1979:
"Examples of Notation of a South Pacific Sign Language"
This booklet recorded mime-like gestures and home signs of a
lone Deaf man, based on research by Rolf Kuschel. It included
pictures with SignWriting illustrations.
"Examples of Notation of Danish Deaf Sign Language"
This booklet showed Sutton's first attempts at recording Danish
Sign Language in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
"Sutton Movement Shorthand; Writing Tool For Research."
First paper on SignWriting presented in the USA by Valerie Sutton,
in Chicago, Illinois at the National Symposium on Sign Language
Research & Teaching. Published in: Stokoe, William C. (ed):
"Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Sign Language
Research and Teaching." Chicago,Ill (1977) - pp. 267-296
"Hørende Danskeres Gestus-Repertoire (Hearing Danes'
Gesture-Repertoire)" by Jan Enggaard. This published research
used SignWriting to record hearing person's gestures, with contributions
by Valerie Sutton. The research was conducted at the Audiologopædisk
Forskningsgruppe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
"SignWriting, Sutton Movement Shorthand, The Sign Language
Key, Key 5"
Textbook: ISBN: 0-914336-06-1; Audio & Videotapes: ISBN:
First SignWriting textbook, with 8-hours of video and audio instruction.
It is an historic record of how the system was written in the
1970's. No longer in print.
"NTID Technical Signs Manuals"
SignWriting symbols are used in a series of Technical Signs Manuals,
produced at NTID in Rochester, New York, under the direction
of Dr. Frank Caccamise. In 1979, Valerie Sutton was a full-time
consultant to the project for six months, and is the author of
the second manual, which teaches the SignWriting symbols. Over
10 manuals have since been published. The movement symbols of
SignWriting are blended with life-like illustrations, showing
technical signs used in different professions.
"Sutton Speech Writing"
This booklet described and illustrated Sutton's attempts at writing
the detailed movements of the mouth, jaw and tongue while speaking.
It was written while Sutton was a consultant at NTID. Audiologists
and speech pathologists at NTID stimulated the project. Sutton
analyzed detailed videos of speech production, and developed
a system for notating the mouth and tongue movements. Indirectly
this was an influence on SignWriting, since some movements of
the mouth are recorded when writing signed languages.
October 26, 1980
"A Way To Analyze American Sign Language & Any Other
Sign Language Without Translation Into Any Spoken Language"
Paper by Valerie Sutton presented at the National Symposium on
Sign Language Research and Teaching in Boston, Massachusetts.
If you go to this web page:
Univeristy of Hamburg Library..Sutton
You will find a long listing of Sutton
publications... a lot more!
Please feel free to write if you have questions.
Committee for SignWriting
Center For Sutton Movement
educational nonprofit organization
P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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