Alan, I can honestly say that I have been waiting for this as well. ;-)
Years of work finally produces a completed book! I can't even begin to tell the list how excited I am about it. It was truly a pleasure and honor working with Valerie on the book.
On Sep 5, 2011, at 9:03 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
September 5, 2011
On Sep 4, 2011, at 6:33 PM, Alan Post wrote:
Yay! I've been waiting for this. My order is placed! -Alan
Thank you for our first order for our new book, Alan!
Adam Frost and I worked on this book for several years. The first four chapters were on the web for download in the past year. But the book was not finished until a week ago...
Finally we have photos and symbols of 6 palm facings for all 261 hand symbols of the ISWA 2010 documented in a book...Thanks to Adam's patience with taking photos of his own hands, and then enlarging the symbols. I wrote the instruction sections, but Adam provided the photos of himself for the instruction sections. I did the book layout and design, but without Adam's improved graphics of the enlarged symbols we would not have a book...so this was a true co-authorship....
Thank you, Adam, for your hard work.....I truly enjoyed working with you on this big project...
And Alan...your copy will be in the postal mail tomorrow - smile- -
On Sep 4, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
September 4, 2011
SignWriting Hand Symbols Manual
by Valerie Sutton and Adam Frost
SignWriting Hand Symbols Manual is a thick 300 page, paperback, spiral
bound book that devotes a full page to each of the 261 hand symbols of
the International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA 2010), used to write over
40 sign languages.
Each page shows one handshape with 6 photos
showing 6 different palm facings. The corresponding SignWriting symbol
is placed next to each photo. Additional SignWriting instruction is
included in the front and the back of the book.
Useful for beginning and advanced SignWriting students, sign language linguists, teachers and researchers.
Now available for download online:
and available for purchase online: