17.288 dance steps to coding --> American Sign Language

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Date: Thu Oct 09 2003 - 04:31:41 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 288.
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             Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 09:27:55 +0100
             From: lachance@origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: ASL & Scripting


    This comment on American Sign Language by Elouise Oyzon may be of interest
    to some of the readers of Humanist that took particular interest in the
    dance steps to coding thread.

    ASL structures things similarly to a sequence one would find in a script
    (understanding this is a spatial language).
    Time first. When. Where. (Scenario is painted). Who. (Actors, nouns
    introduced). What. (Then the actors do).


    Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large

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