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Re: SignWriting research around the world...

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Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Fri, 18 May 2012 14:09:38 -0400

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That would be great! I wish I could get over to Malta again too, but I
don't think I can afford it on this trip!

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 2:07 PM, MARIA GALEA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Great to hear about this Erika! :) maybe i could skype with both you while
> you're there..
> maria
>
>> I'll be in Osnabruck for most of June. I'm hoping to learn more about how
>> the students' daily engagement with writing both DGS and German (and
>> signed
>> German) affects the way they think about and relate the different codes.
>> It's exciting to get to observe a classroom in which SSW is so much a part
>> of the curriculum! Thanks to Stefan for allowing me to visit!
>>
>>
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Valerie Sutton
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> SignWriting List
>>> May 17, 2012
>>>
>>> Hi Erika and Stefan!
>>>
>>> Wonderful. So when will you be visiting Stefan's classroom of Deaf
>>> students using SignWriting?
>>>
>>> Which month in 2012? And what is the focus of your research, Erika?
>>>
>>> Tell us a little about your research plans for SignWriting�
>>>
>>> Val ;-)
>>>
>>> -------
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On May 17, 2012, at 6:00 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway wrote:
>>>
>>> Yes! I just finalized the plans - as I mentioned, I didn't get the
>>> larger
>>> grant I applied for, but I got a smaller grant that I will use to spend
>>> a
>>> month in the school.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM, Valerie Sutton
>>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> May 16, 2012
>>>>
>>>> Hi Erika!
>>>> We would love to see you. Come visit us in La Jolla anytime�
>>>>
>>>> And I heard from Stefan that you might be traveling to Germany for
>>>> research on SignWriting there? For a couple of weeks? Is that right?
>>>>
>>>> Val ;-)
>>>>
>>>> ---------
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On May 16, 2012, at 5:02 PM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Val that IS a great update. Congratulations to Adam on his MA - and how
>>>> exciting that you'll be able to work on all these projects together.
>>>> Maybe
>>>> I could visit you two at some point during the year - I'd love to
>>>> finally
>>>> meet Adam.
>>>> Best,
>>>> Erika
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Valerie Sutton
>>>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting List
>>>>> May 16, 2012
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Ron and everyone -
>>>>> I forgot to mention, that one of my personal projects, is helping the
>>>>> publishing of the Bible, translated into American Sign Language (ASL)
>>>>> and
>>>>> written in SignWriting� Some of my jobs related to this are:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. Assisting with the book publishing of Ron Dettloff's Deaf Church's
>>>>> writing of the Gospel According to Mark�
>>>>>
>>>>> Gospel According to Mark
>>>>> http://www.signwriting.org/library/ASLBible/Mark.html
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 2.  Assisting with the book publishing of Nancy Romero's ASL
>>>>> translations of the New Living Translation (NLT)
>>>>>
>>>>> ASLGospel.org
>>>>> http://www.aslgospel.org/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 3. Assisting with the web design for all Bible translations written in
>>>>> any sign language�
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> There are also other projects starting around the world�and I am happy
>>>>> to assist with all of them - just write to me to ask for
>>>>> assistance�for
>>>>> example, there is a new project from Saudi Arabia � they are producing
>>>>> a
>>>>> teacher's training kit�and I hope to be helping with that project -
>>>>>
>>>>> Life is fun!
>>>>>
>>>>> Val ;-)
>>>>>
>>>>> -----------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On May 16, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Ronald Dettloff wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Good report
>>>>>
>>>>> R. H.  Dettloff *
>>>>> *
>>>>> **
>>>>>
>>>>>   ------------------------------
>>>>> *From:* Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:32 AM
>>>>> *Subject:* Report from Val's Desk - May 16 2012
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting List
>>>>> May 16, 2012
>>>>>
>>>>> Good Morning SignWriting List!
>>>>>
>>>>> Here in La Jolla, California, where I live, we have a sunny morning
>>>>> that
>>>>> brings smiles to everyone�and I am writing to share our smiles with
>>>>> all of
>>>>> you�smile�;-))
>>>>>
>>>>> Adam Frost, a member of our DAC (Deaf Action Committee), has just
>>>>> graduated from Gallaudet University, with a Master's Degree in
>>>>> Linguistics
>>>>> (congrats, Adam!).
>>>>>
>>>>> Last Friday, my parents and I watched Adam receive his diploma in the
>>>>> Gallaudet graduation ceremonies, on the web with live video streaming
>>>>> from
>>>>> the event at Gallaudet. It was a beautiful ceremony�.The lead speakers
>>>>> at
>>>>> the graduation ceremony were amazing - One of the presentations was
>>>>> from
>>>>> the Finnish president of the World Federation of the Deaf, and I
>>>>> believe he
>>>>> was signing in a blend of Finnish and International signs, and then
>>>>> other
>>>>> Deaf interpreters were interpreting in ASL, and then others were
>>>>> voicing in
>>>>> English with simultaneous captioning on the live video streaming. It
>>>>> was
>>>>> beautiful technology and beautiful signing!
>>>>>
>>>>> Here in my home we have several laptops and a wireless connection, so
>>>>> I
>>>>> was able to place a laptop on my elderly mother's lap and she was able
>>>>> to
>>>>> watch the whole ceremony, reading the English captions, and she
>>>>> watched
>>>>> Adam walk to the podium to accept his diploma�we were in tears it was
>>>>> so
>>>>> exciting...
>>>>>
>>>>> Then Sunday evening, Adam arrived here in San Diego, to live with me
>>>>> and
>>>>> my family, for the next year. Then Adam hopes to return to Gallaudet
>>>>> in
>>>>> September, 2013, to start his Ph.D in Linguistics.
>>>>>
>>>>> So for the next year I am blessed with Adam's assistance on several
>>>>> SignWriting projects. Here are our general plans, although things can
>>>>> change as needed:
>>>>>
>>>>> *1. Video instruction, in ASL, with English voice and captions, for 4
>>>>> computer programs:*
>>>>>
>>>>> SignPuddle 2
>>>>>
>>>>> Delegs Editor
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriter Studio
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting Media Wiki Plugin
>>>>> (for creating Wiki-style encyclopedia articles in SignWriting)
>>>>>
>>>>> (if there are other new computer programs for SignWriting, which need
>>>>> instruction, please tell us)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> *2. Lessons in SignWriting, Video Series, Video 3: SignWriting
>>>>> Movement
>>>>> Symbols*
>>>>> This video was already filmed in 2008 with Lucinda O'Grady Batch and
>>>>> Adam Frost teaching Movement Symbols in ASL, but the video footage was
>>>>> never edited and completed as a movie�so Adam will be doing the video
>>>>> editing to put the movie together. It will be great to have a third
>>>>> video
>>>>> in the Lessons in SignWriting Video Series.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> *3. SignWriting Movement Symbols Reference Manual*
>>>>> Using excerpts from the above video, Adam and I will create a
>>>>> Reference
>>>>> Manual that will show each Movement Symbol in the International
>>>>> SignWriting
>>>>> Alphabet 2010, and explain them in ASL, with examples of how to write
>>>>> with
>>>>> them�
>>>>>
>>>>> If we can get this much done in the next year we will be lucky!!
>>>>>
>>>>> Meanwhile, our organization, the Center for Sutton Movement Writing,
>>>>> will also be focusing on other projects too�Steve Slevinski's new
>>>>> software
>>>>> developments expand further than just SignPuddle 2 and the SignWriting
>>>>> Media Wiki Plugin�and Steve's new developments will be highlighted as
>>>>> they
>>>>> are completed.
>>>>>
>>>>> I am also looking forward to working on a new project that has just
>>>>> received funding, but I cannot discuss it until we have permission to
>>>>> announce it - But it is coming in 2012-2013 as well - It is a database
>>>>> project using SignWriting...
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to thank everyone for your ongoing support for
>>>>> SignWriting�Thank
>>>>> you to those who are creating new software�Thank you to those who
>>>>> teach
>>>>> SignWriting around the world� and ...Thank you to all the researchers
>>>>> who
>>>>> write theses and dissertations and do research...
>>>>>
>>>>> I hope you will feel free to post your reports about your work too...
>>>>>
>>>>> Have a splendid day -
>>>>>
>>>>>       Val ;-)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Valerie Sutton
>>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting
>>>>> Read & Write Sign Languages
>>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/
>>>>>
>>>>> SignPuddle Online
>>>>> Write SignWriting in the Clouds!
>>>>> Documents, Dictionaries, SignMail
>>>>> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle
>>>>>
>>>>>       SignWriting Wiki
>>>>> Wiki-style Articles in Sign Languages
>>>>> http://www.signbank.org/wiki
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting List
>>>>> Technical Support: Ask questions...
>>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/swlist
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting Literature Project
>>>>> Writing Literature in Sign Languages
>>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/literature
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting Encyclopedia Projects
>>>>> Writing Encyclopedias in Sign Languages
>>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/encyclopedia
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting Sponsors Forum
>>>>> Help Educational Non-Profit Organization
>>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/sponsors
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting Shop
>>>>> Books, DVDs, Lessons, Services
>>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/shop
>>>>>
>>>>> Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
>>>>> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>>>>> a US educational nonprofit organization
>>>>> PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038, USA
>>>>> Tel: 858-456-0098  Skype: valeriesutton
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting on Twitter
>>>>> http://twitter.com/signwriting
>>>>>
>>>>>  SignWriting on YouTube
>>>>> *http://youtube.com/signwriting*
>>>>>
>>>>> SignWriting on Facebook
>>>>> *http://facebook.com/SignWriting*
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>>>> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>>>> Oberlin College
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>>> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>>> Oberlin College
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>> Oberlin College
>>
>



-- 
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College

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