That's great! There are some influential scholars participating - I'm glad Adam will be able to bring SW to their attention!

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.

Charles Butler


From: Stefan Wöhrmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Fri, May 6, 2011 4:55:54 PM
Subject: Adam will present signwriting at Gallaudet University

Hi Valerie and friends ...

 

 

 

Congratulation Adam to be one of the presenters ... This is great!

 

Stefan

 

 

 

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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Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College