Hello Marysia - that's wonderful news. Congratulations! I'd be glad to read
your thesis :-)
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From: "Valerie Sutton" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: news from Poland
> SignWriting List
> January 17, 2011
> Hello Marysia!
> Welcome to the SignWriting List - and thank you for posting your first
> message -
> Many congratulations on this accomplishment! This is a real gift to the
> SignWriting community -
> I look forward to reading your MA thesis. And congratulations also, for
> receiving the highest possible mark, and for winning the 3rd prize at the
> National Competition...It is very impressive!
> The Abstract in English is very helpful. If our organization here in
> California can find the funding, I would like to hire a translation from
> Polish to English for your thesis. Would that be ok with you if we
> translate it from Polish to English?
> Do you think we can have permission to then post both the Polish and
> English versions on our SignWriting web site? Other researchers using or
> reviewing SignWriting will benefit from your research.
> If your University will not allow the posting, that is ok too...we can
> find ways to excerpt it ...so no worries...keep me informed about this....
> Thank you once again, Marysia, for telling us the good news....
> It made me so happy, I danced around my office!!
> Val ;-)
> On Jan 17, 2011, at 8:05 AM, Marysia M wrote:
>> Hello everybody!
>> This is my first email to SW list members so firstly I would like to
>> greet all of you :)
>> I am a Pole and last year I graduated from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński
>> University in Warsaw- the faculty of pedagogy. Last year, while working
>> on my MA thesis, I stayed in touch with Valerie Sutton as the subject
>> which I had chosen was: 'SignWriting as an Equivalent of a Writing System
>> in Sign Language'. I am so grateful for her help and support. :)
>> Today, I am glad to inform all of you that not only, did I succeed in
>> defending my thesis and receiving the highest possible mark, but also I
>> got the 3rd prize at the National Competition for best MA thesis which
>> concerns problems of disabilities (organised by Polish association called
>> Unfortunately my MA thesis is in Polish so probably most of you would not
>> understand it. However, I paste the english version of the abstract
>> Wishing you a good day,
>> Maria de Mezer
>> SignWriting as an Equivalent of a Writing Systemin Sign Language
>> This master‟s thesis introduces the reader to the issue of SignWriting –
>> a writing system for sign languages. Initially, some definitions and
>> classifications concerning deafness and hearing impaired people are
>> presented as well as different ways of communication applied in Deaf
>> communities, taking the topic of sign language into particular
>> consideration. Subsequently several already used alternatives for
>> describing and representing signs are shown, such as verbal descriptions,
>> illustrations, video recordings and animations, followed by notation
>> systems: Stokoe notation system, its Polish version – zapis
>> gestograficzny, and also HamNoSys – The Hamburg Sign Language Notation
>> System. The last and most crucial chapter of this thesis, dedicated to
>> the subject of SignWriting, not only focuses on the genesis, evolution
>> and the structure of this system, but also presents the degree of its
>> currency and reveals the controversies raised by its introduction to the
>> Deaf culture.
> Val ;-)
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