A practical Writing System for Sign Languages

Autor/a: HERRERO BLANCO, Ángel
Año: 2004
Editorial: LREC IV International Conference, 2004
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This paper discusses the problems involved in writing sign languages and explains the solutions offered by the Alphabetic Writing System (Sistema de Escritura Alfabética, S.E.A.) developed at the University of Alicante in Spain. We will ponder the syllabic nature of glottographic or phonetically-based writing systems, and will compare practical phonological knowledge of writing with notions of syllables and sequence. Taking advantage of the ideas of sequentiality contributed by the phonology of sign languages, we will propose a sequential writing model that can represent signers’ practical phonological knowledge.

En: Oliver Srteiter y Chiara Vettori (eds.), Language Resources and Evaluation, pp. 37-42.