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February 25, 1998
MESSAGE TO THE SIGNWRITING EMAIL LIST

SUBJECT: Transcription

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 13:44:12 -0500
From: Mark Mandel <Mark@dragonsys.com>
To: DAC@SignWriting.org
Subject: Re: Help In Research

PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING:

ASCII-Stokoe Notation for American Sign Language -- on the Web

While writing my dissertation at UC Berkeley, in the late 70s and early 80s, I used Stokoe, Casterline, & Croneberg's Dictionary of American Sign Language as a data base, and I developed a way to transcribe its notation system ("Stokoe notation") into ASCII. I've written that system up and here it is. Although several people have sent me cogent and valuable comments on it, I have for some reason never gotten around to editing them in; but, from the interest that has been expressed in it, I think that there's more value to the sign language research community in having it available, even poorly described, than in waiting for me to make improvements or corrections that may never come.

The URL is: http://world.std.com/~mam/ASCII-Stokoe.txt

Mark A. Mandel
Senior Linguist
mark@dragonsys.com

Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/
Personal home page: http://world.std.com/~mam/