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Yey! I'm glad you will be presenting a paper there, Adam. And if you get
to talk to Adam Schembri say hi to him for me - his father's Maltese, and
we've met a couple of times. It's quite a small world.
Maria

> SignWriting List
> May 6, 2011
>
> Hello Stefan, Adam and everyone -
>
> Thank you, Stefan, for noticing that Adam will be presenting a paper at
> Gallaudet University this month...
>
> Congrats, Adam!  I understand that your paper on SignWriting will be
> presented on May 21st... Here is the final schedule for the Workshop,
> entitled "Building sign language corpora in North America"....
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> Val ;-)
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> On May 6, 2011, at 1:55 PM, Stefan W�hrmann wrote:
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>> Hi Valerie and friends ...
>>
>>
>>
>> Congratulation Adam to be one of the presenters ... This is great!
>>
>> Stefan
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>>
>> We are pleased to announce a workshop titled _Building sign language
>> corpora in North America_.
>>
>> Purpose of workshop: There are many definitions of a language corpus.
>> One such definition offered by McEnery, Xiao and Tono (2006) is a
>> collection of texts in a given language that is representative,
>> comprehensive, accessible, machine-readable and searchable. There are
>> several ongoing language corpora projects focused on the documentation
>> of sign languages in countries like Australia, The Netherlands, the
>> United Kingdom and Germany. To date, there have been several workshops
>> in Europe on various aspects of building a sign language corpus (e.g.,
>> the SLCN series of workshops co- organized by Onno Crasborn and
>> colleagues). This workshop will provide a much needed opportunity for
>> researchers based in the US and Canada to share experiences from their
>> work in this area, as well as share ideas for future projects.
>>
>> Program information: The workshop will begin on Saturday, May 21, 2011,
>> at 8:30 am and take place at Gallaudet University, in the Student
>> Academic Center (SAC), Room 1011. The complete list of presenters is as
>> follows:
>>
>> � Ted Supalla (University of Rochester)
>>
>> � Christian Rathmann (University of Hamburg)
>>
>> � Trevor Johnston (Macquarie University), Adam Schembri (La Trobe
>> University), Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon, and Ramas Rentelis
>> (University College London) �Type-token matching in annotated SL
>> corpora: Examples from the Auslan and BSL corpus projects�
>>
>> � Rosalee Wolfe, John C. McDonald, and Jerry Schnepp (DePaul University)
>> �Synthetic and acquired corpora: meeting at the annotation�
>>
>> � Ronnie B. Wilbur, Kadir Gokgoz and Robin Shay (Purdue University),
>> Aleix Martinez (Ohio State University) �Mechanics and Issues in Making
>> ASL Databases Available�
>>
>> � Carol Neidle (Boston University)
>>
>> � Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon and Ramas Rentelis (University College
>> London), Adam Schembri (La Trobe University), Trevor Johnston (Macquarie
>> University) �Multiple access levels and multiple interfaces of the BSL
>> and Auslan Corpora�
>>
>> � Jonathan Keane (University of Chicago), Susan Rizzo (University of
>> Chicago), Diane Brentari (Purdue University), and Jason Riggle
>> (University of Chicago) �Phonetic coding of fingerspelling�
>>
>> � Adam Frost (Gallaudet University)
>> �Sign Language Corpus using SignWriting�
>>
>> � Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
>>
>> In addition, on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 9 am to noon, there will be
>> an ELAN training session by Julie Hochgesang for those who are
>> interested.
>>
>> Conference languages: We welcome presentations in ASL or International
>> Sign (IS), and will provide ASL/English and ASL/IS interpretation.
>>
>> Registration information: Registration is free but required and due by
>> May 16, 2011. To register, please send an email to
>> [log in to unmask] with the following
>> information:
>>
>> (i) your name
>> (ii) your affiliation
>> (iii) your email address
>> (iv) whether you wish to participate in the ELAN training on Sunday
>>
>> There is a fee of $10 for lunch on Saturday � please bring this in cash
>> with you to the workshop.
>>
>> Lodging information: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton
>> Garden Inn, which is located next to the New York Avenue/Gallaudet metro
>> station on the Red Line and about 8-10 minutes walking distance from the
>> workshop venue. For workshop participants, the hotel is offering a
>> discounted rate of $129/night plus 14.5% taxes. The discounted rate is
>> good until May 13, 2011. To make reservations, please call the toll-free
>> number 1-800-HILTONS or the hotel directly at 202-408-4870 and identify
>> yourself as a member of the Corpus Workshop group when making the
>> reservation. Alternatively, you may book online at the following link
>> and use the booking code CORPU.
>>
>> http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=DCANMGI
>>
>> Co-organizers:
>> Julie Hochgesang, Gene Mirus, and Gaurav Mathur (Gallaudet University)
>>
>>
>>
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> Val ;-)
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> Valerie Sutton
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