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May 19, 2011

Adam's presentation at Gallaudet University is our new Special Feature on our SignWriting web site:

Special Feature May 18, 2011
http://www.signwriting.org/

"Sign Language Corpus Using SignWriting"

You can download the Abstract for the presentation on the front page of our site, or here is the direct link:

http://www.signwriting.org/archive/docs7/sw0650_Sign_Language_Corpus_using_SignWriting_Frost_May2011.pdf

Have a great time, Adam!

Val ;-)

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On May 19, 2011, at 6:47 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> May 19, 2011
> 
> Adam Frost will be presenting his paper "Sign Language Corpus Using SignWriting" at Gallaudet University on May 21st ...just two days from now....
> 
> I hope some of you can attend... Here is information about the Workshop:
> 
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> 
> From: "Gaurav Mathur" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: May 5, 2011 6:09:12 PM PDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Final announcement: Workshop on sign language corpora
> Reply-To: "linguists interested in signed languages" <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> 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 ˆ 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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