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Hello Marysia - that's wonderful news. Congratulations! I'd be glad to read 
your thesis :-)

Lucyna Długołęcka



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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 ;-)
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> 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 
>> PFRON).
>> 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 
>> below.
>>
>> 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.
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