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I had spoken to the developers of ELAN some time ago about creating an interface 
for ELAN and SignWriting. As there is an interface for non Roman-alphabets, 
there might be a way to get SW interfaces to work.

Charles Butler

 



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From: Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Mon, May 9, 2011 5:03:25 PM
Subject: Re: Adam will present signwriting at Gallaudet University

Thanks all for your comments and wishes. I was hoping that I'd be the one to let 
you all know, but word of mouth has beat me again. ;-) Actually I have been 
focusing on finishing up my semester which has turned out a success.  


I may have a faulty memory, which wouldn't be a first for me, but I think it was 
here on this list where someone had mentioned about using SignWriting together 
with ELAN. If anyone knows what I am talking about, let me know because I think 
it might be something I can mention when presenting my paper.

Adam


On May 7, 2011, at 11:25 PM, Erika Hoffmann wrote:

That's great! There are some influential scholars participating - I'm glad Adam 
will be able to bring SW to their attention!
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>On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]> 
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>I am so sorry that I will not be able to be there as I have prior commitment. 
> Please make sure that Rachel Channon gets this opportunity to interact.
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>>Charles Butler
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From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>Sent: Fri, May 6, 2011 4:55:54 PM
>>Subject: Adam will present signwriting at Gallaudet University
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>>Hi Valerie and friends ... 
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>>Congratulation Adam to be one of the presenters ... This is great! 
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>>Stefan 
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>>We are pleased to announce a workshop titled _Building sign language corpora in 
>>North America_ .
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>>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.
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>>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:
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>>• Ted Supalla ( University of Rochester )
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>>• Christian Rathmann ( University of Hamburg )
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>>• 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”
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>>• Rosalee Wolfe, John C. McDonald, and Jerry Schnepp ( DePaul University ) 
>>“Synthetic and acquired corpora: meeting at the annotation”
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>>• Ronnie B. Wilbur, Kadir Gokgoz and Robin Shay ( Purdue University ), Aleix 
>>Martinez ( Ohio State University ) “Mechanics and Issues in Making ASL Databases 
>>Available”
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>>• Carol Neidle ( Boston University )
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>>• 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”
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>>• Jonathan Keane (University of Chicago), Susan Rizzo (University of Chicago), 
>>Diane Brentari (Purdue University), and Jason Riggle (University of Chicago) 
>>“Phonetic coding of fingerspelling”
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>>• Adam Frost (Gallaudet University)
>>“Sign Language Corpus using SignWriting”
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>>• Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
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>>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.
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>>Conference languages: We welcome presentations in ASL or International Sign 
>>(IS), and will provide ASL/English and ASL/IS interpretation.
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>>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:
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>>(i) your name
>>(ii) your affiliation
>>(iii) your email address
>>(iv) whether you wish to participate in the ELAN training on Sunday
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>>There is a fee of $10 for lunch on Saturday – please bring this in cash with you 
>>to the workshop.
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>>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. 
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>>http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=DCANMGI
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>>Co-organizers:
>>Julie Hochgesang, Gene Mirus, and Gaurav Mathur (Gallaudet University)
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>-- 
>Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>Oberlin College
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