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Great to hear about this Erika! :) maybe i could skype with both you while
you're there..
maria

> I'll be in Osnabruck for most of June. I'm hoping to learn more about how
> the students' daily engagement with writing both DGS and German (and
> signed
> German) affects the way they think about and relate the different codes.
> It's exciting to get to observe a classroom in which SSW is so much a part
> of the curriculum! Thanks to Stefan for allowing me to visit!
>
>
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Valerie Sutton
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> SignWriting List
>> May 17, 2012
>>
>> Hi Erika and Stefan!
>>
>> Wonderful. So when will you be visiting Stefan's classroom of Deaf
>> students using SignWriting?
>>
>> Which month in 2012? And what is the focus of your research, Erika?
>>
>> Tell us a little about your research plans for SignWriting�
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
>> -------
>>
>>
>>
>> On May 17, 2012, at 6:00 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway wrote:
>>
>> Yes! I just finalized the plans - as I mentioned, I didn't get the
>> larger
>> grant I applied for, but I got a smaller grant that I will use to spend
>> a
>> month in the school.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM, Valerie Sutton
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> SignWriting List
>>> May 16, 2012
>>>
>>> Hi Erika!
>>> We would love to see you. Come visit us in La Jolla anytime�
>>>
>>> And I heard from Stefan that you might be traveling to Germany for
>>> research on SignWriting there? For a couple of weeks? Is that right?
>>>
>>> Val ;-)
>>>
>>> ---------
>>>
>>>
>>> On May 16, 2012, at 5:02 PM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway wrote:
>>>
>>> Val that IS a great update. Congratulations to Adam on his MA - and how
>>> exciting that you'll be able to work on all these projects together.
>>> Maybe
>>> I could visit you two at some point during the year - I'd love to
>>> finally
>>> meet Adam.
>>> Best,
>>> Erika
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Valerie Sutton
>>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> May 16, 2012
>>>>
>>>> Hi Ron and everyone -
>>>> I forgot to mention, that one of my personal projects, is helping the
>>>> publishing of the Bible, translated into American Sign Language (ASL)
>>>> and
>>>> written in SignWriting� Some of my jobs related to this are:
>>>>
>>>> 1. Assisting with the book publishing of Ron Dettloff's Deaf Church's
>>>> writing of the Gospel According to Mark�
>>>>
>>>> Gospel According to Mark
>>>> http://www.signwriting.org/library/ASLBible/Mark.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2.  Assisting with the book publishing of Nancy Romero's ASL
>>>> translations of the New Living Translation (NLT)
>>>>
>>>> ASLGospel.org
>>>> http://www.aslgospel.org/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 3. Assisting with the web design for all Bible translations written in
>>>> any sign language�
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> There are also other projects starting around the world�and I am happy
>>>> to assist with all of them - just write to me to ask for
>>>> assistance�for
>>>> example, there is a new project from Saudi Arabia � they are producing
>>>> a
>>>> teacher's training kit�and I hope to be helping with that project -
>>>>
>>>> Life is fun!
>>>>
>>>> Val ;-)
>>>>
>>>> -----------
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On May 16, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Ronald Dettloff wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Good report
>>>>
>>>> R. H.  Dettloff *
>>>> *
>>>> **
>>>>
>>>>   ------------------------------
>>>> *From:* Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:32 AM
>>>> *Subject:* Report from Val's Desk - May 16 2012
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> May 16, 2012
>>>>
>>>> Good Morning SignWriting List!
>>>>
>>>> Here in La Jolla, California, where I live, we have a sunny morning
>>>> that
>>>> brings smiles to everyone�and I am writing to share our smiles with
>>>> all of
>>>> you�smile�;-))
>>>>
>>>> Adam Frost, a member of our DAC (Deaf Action Committee), has just
>>>> graduated from Gallaudet University, with a Master's Degree in
>>>> Linguistics
>>>> (congrats, Adam!).
>>>>
>>>> Last Friday, my parents and I watched Adam receive his diploma in the
>>>> Gallaudet graduation ceremonies, on the web with live video streaming
>>>> from
>>>> the event at Gallaudet. It was a beautiful ceremony�.The lead speakers
>>>> at
>>>> the graduation ceremony were amazing - One of the presentations was
>>>> from
>>>> the Finnish president of the World Federation of the Deaf, and I
>>>> believe he
>>>> was signing in a blend of Finnish and International signs, and then
>>>> other
>>>> Deaf interpreters were interpreting in ASL, and then others were
>>>> voicing in
>>>> English with simultaneous captioning on the live video streaming. It
>>>> was
>>>> beautiful technology and beautiful signing!
>>>>
>>>> Here in my home we have several laptops and a wireless connection, so
>>>> I
>>>> was able to place a laptop on my elderly mother's lap and she was able
>>>> to
>>>> watch the whole ceremony, reading the English captions, and she
>>>> watched
>>>> Adam walk to the podium to accept his diploma�we were in tears it was
>>>> so
>>>> exciting...
>>>>
>>>> Then Sunday evening, Adam arrived here in San Diego, to live with me
>>>> and
>>>> my family, for the next year. Then Adam hopes to return to Gallaudet
>>>> in
>>>> September, 2013, to start his Ph.D in Linguistics.
>>>>
>>>> So for the next year I am blessed with Adam's assistance on several
>>>> SignWriting projects. Here are our general plans, although things can
>>>> change as needed:
>>>>
>>>> *1. Video instruction, in ASL, with English voice and captions, for 4
>>>> computer programs:*
>>>>
>>>> SignPuddle 2
>>>>
>>>> Delegs Editor
>>>>
>>>> SignWriter Studio
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting Media Wiki Plugin
>>>> (for creating Wiki-style encyclopedia articles in SignWriting)
>>>>
>>>> (if there are other new computer programs for SignWriting, which need
>>>> instruction, please tell us)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *2. Lessons in SignWriting, Video Series, Video 3: SignWriting
>>>> Movement
>>>> Symbols*
>>>> This video was already filmed in 2008 with Lucinda O'Grady Batch and
>>>> Adam Frost teaching Movement Symbols in ASL, but the video footage was
>>>> never edited and completed as a movie�so Adam will be doing the video
>>>> editing to put the movie together. It will be great to have a third
>>>> video
>>>> in the Lessons in SignWriting Video Series.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *3. SignWriting Movement Symbols Reference Manual*
>>>> Using excerpts from the above video, Adam and I will create a
>>>> Reference
>>>> Manual that will show each Movement Symbol in the International
>>>> SignWriting
>>>> Alphabet 2010, and explain them in ASL, with examples of how to write
>>>> with
>>>> them�
>>>>
>>>> If we can get this much done in the next year we will be lucky!!
>>>>
>>>> Meanwhile, our organization, the Center for Sutton Movement Writing,
>>>> will also be focusing on other projects too�Steve Slevinski's new
>>>> software
>>>> developments expand further than just SignPuddle 2 and the SignWriting
>>>> Media Wiki Plugin�and Steve's new developments will be highlighted as
>>>> they
>>>> are completed.
>>>>
>>>> I am also looking forward to working on a new project that has just
>>>> received funding, but I cannot discuss it until we have permission to
>>>> announce it - But it is coming in 2012-2013 as well - It is a database
>>>> project using SignWriting...
>>>>
>>>> I want to thank everyone for your ongoing support for
>>>> SignWriting�Thank
>>>> you to those who are creating new software�Thank you to those who
>>>> teach
>>>> SignWriting around the world� and ...Thank you to all the researchers
>>>> who
>>>> write theses and dissertations and do research...
>>>>
>>>> I hope you will feel free to post your reports about your work too...
>>>>
>>>> Have a splendid day -
>>>>
>>>>       Val ;-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Valerie Sutton
>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting
>>>> Read & Write Sign Languages
>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/
>>>>
>>>> SignPuddle Online
>>>> Write SignWriting in the Clouds!
>>>> Documents, Dictionaries, SignMail
>>>> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle
>>>>
>>>>       SignWriting Wiki
>>>> Wiki-style Articles in Sign Languages
>>>> http://www.signbank.org/wiki
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> Technical Support: Ask questions...
>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/swlist
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting Literature Project
>>>> Writing Literature in Sign Languages
>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/literature
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting Encyclopedia Projects
>>>> Writing Encyclopedias in Sign Languages
>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/encyclopedia
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting Sponsors Forum
>>>> Help Educational Non-Profit Organization
>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/sponsors
>>>>
>>>> SignWriting Shop
>>>> Books, DVDs, Lessons, Services
>>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/shop
>>>>
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>>>> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>>>> a US educational nonprofit organization
>>>> PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038, USA
>>>> Tel: 858-456-0098  Skype: valeriesutton
>>>>
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>>>>
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>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>>> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>>> Oberlin College
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>> Oberlin College
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College
>