Currents: An E-Journal Technologies of Language and the Embodied History of the Deaf

by Leland McCleary
University of São Paulo 

Currents in Electronic Literacy Spring 2001 (4), <> 


    23.  With a sign language script, Brazilian Sign Language will pass through a stage of orthographic uncertainty such as English experienced in the 15th century, when William Caxton himself wrote “communication” as “commynycacyon” (McCrumm, Cran & MacNeil, 1986:86).  This orthographic uncertainty, also as in the time of Caxton, must be resolved in the face of tremendous local and regional language diversity, typical of any widespread unwritten language.

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