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Hoi,
Is your paper somewhere available on the Internet ?? There is something
called Google translate you know :)
Thanks,
     Gerard

2011/1/17 Marysia M <[log in to unmask]>

> 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.
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>
>
> Wishing you a good day,
>
> Maria de Mezer
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> SignWriting as an Equivalent of a Writing Systemin Sign Language
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> 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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