Language Subtag Registration Form: variant "signed"
dewell at adelphia.net
Sun Feb 26 01:07:24 CET 2006
LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM
1. Name of requester: Doug Ewell
2. E-mail address of requester: dewell at adelphia.net
3. Record Requested:
4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
Signed version of a spoken or written language.
5. Reference to published description
of the language (book or article):
Bornstein, Harry and Karen L. Saulnier. "Signing. Signed English:
A Basic Guide." New York: Gallaudet College, 1984. ISBN
Gustason, Gerilee and Esther Zawolkow. "Signing Exact English."
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, Inc., 1993. ISBN
6. Any other relevant information:
Signed spoken languages (also known as "manually coded languages")
are representations of spoken languages in a gestural-visual form;
that is, "sign language" versions of spoken languages. Unlike the
sign languages that have evolved naturally in Deaf communities, which
have distinct spatial grammars, signed spoken languages are the
invention of hearing people, and follow the grammar of the spoken
language--or, more precisely, of the written form of the spoken
language. They have been mainly used in deaf education and by sign
language interpreters, although they have had some influence on Deaf
sign languages where their implementation was widespread.
The 16 prefixes listed on this registration form denote languages
and regional variations for which signed representations are known.
It is understood that signed representations may exist for other
languages. Additional prefixes may be added for these languages at
a later date as more information becomes available. The "signed"
variant may be used with any prefix, although a validating processor
may indicate that prefixes other than those listed above are "not
recommended" or "not suitable."
For some languages and regional variations, more than one signed
representation may exist. When necessary, these should be further
differentiated using a variant, extension, or private-use subtag.
Fullerton, California, USA
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