How the alphabet came to be used in a sign language

Autor/a: PADDEN, Carol; GUNSAULS, Darline
Año: 2003
Editorial: Sign language studies. Vol. 4, nº 1 (2003) pp. 10-33
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This so often linked to writing that we need to remember that its achievement has two parts the written symbols found on a page and also the symbols that represent a cluster of sound units, or phonemes. Once committed to a page, language becomes visible and permanent and can be regarded on a plane apart from the intimate interaction of speakers. David Olson, among others, argues that the act of writing on a page has transformed thought about language because it suspends and turns language into a representation in space, one whose content we can study, review, and reconsider.