You know, it occurs to me that Joe's article on terminology could be quite appropriate for the Writing Systems Research journal we've discussed. I wonder if he'd be interested in submitting it - then it would be easily accessible and cite-able for scholars.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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February 16, 2012

Hello Claudia and Joe -

I believe Joe is on this List … and I will email Joe privately too…(Hi Joe - correct me if there is anything inaccurate below)...

It is my understanding that this was an article Joe wrote, without it ever being published elsewhere - Joe gave it to me to post, because he wanted people to know about it and read it and use it. So if you do not hear from Joe, I would suggest that you cite the SignWriting web site as the publisher, and give the url for the document, which is free for download.

The document is available for download on this web page:
SignWriting Linguistics Forum

The actual url is:
Terminology Used in SignWriting, Joe Martin, 2007

Thank you for asking, Claudia!

And by the way, not everyone agrees with terminologies - there are different terminologies used within the SignWriting community - there have been lively discussions about SignWriting terminology in the past - so it is an interesting topic - I think terminology in spoken languages, describing sign languages and the writing of sign languages, is inadequate at best…because people see language so differently - but I am very glad that Joe wrote this article, and if there are others who would like to write articles about your terminology describing SignWriting I will be happy to post it too - smile - Thank you for sharing with us, Joe -

Val ;-)


On Feb 16, 2012, at 12:34 AM, Claudia S. Bianchini wrote:

Hello everyone,
I was reading Joe's article "SW terminology", I would like to cite it on my PhD thesis. Can Joe or someone else send me the exact bibliography of this article? Is it only an online version for SW's web site or it was published somewhere else?

Claudia S. Bianchini
PhD Student @ Univ. Paris8 + CNRS-UMR7023-SFL
PhD Student @ Univ. Studi di Perugia + CNR-ISTC-SLDS
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Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College