Re: [Ietf-languages] [EXTERNAL] Re: language identifiers for sign languages (incl. sgn) vs. attribute for indicating the representation of an individual language in "sign language modality"

"Doug Ewell" <doug@ewellic.org> Wed, 27 November 2019 02:33 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ietf-languages] [EXTERNAL] Re: language identifiers for sign languages (incl. sgn) vs. attribute for indicating the representation of an individual language in "sign language modality"
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Peter Constable replied to Shawn Steele:

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>> Would there be a useful scenario to say “I’d like a signed version

>> of English, if you have one” without specifying ASL (ase) explicitly?

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> Implicit in the wording of that question are two mis-conceptions:

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> - ASL is not a signed version of English, or in any sense a variant of

>   English.

> - A signed-modality expression of English is still English and not ASL

>   or any other signed language. 

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Indeed, I think these misconceptions probably cause more confusion over tagging sign languages, and more resistance to developing a solution for signed spoken languages, than anything else.

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