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Well done Claudia!!! :)) I am very happy for you, the feeling of
completion must be so wonderful..
Would you have a pdf of your thesis available for the SignWriting website,
so that we can access your work and build upon what you have done? I
really look forward to reading your work and referencing you, as it seems
to be directly relevant to what I'm working on..
All the best
maria



> SignWriting List
> September 8, 2012
>
> Hello Claudia and Bill -
>
> Many congratulations, Claudia, for completing your Phd Thesis on
> SignWriting for Italian Sign Language (LIS). I only wish I could be there
> in Paris to meet you in person and to listen to the discussion in detail�
>
> Bill asks a great question - Will you be videotaping the proceedings and
> will we have permission to view the proceedings and also to post/read your
> dissertation?
>
> I look forward to adding information about your work to our web sites:
>
> SignWriting in Italy
> http://www.signwriting.org/italy/italy.html
>
> SignWriting in Linguistics
> http://www.signwriting.org/forums/linguistics
>
> �.and to learn more about how SignWriting is being used in Italy�and what
> your plans are in the future�
>
> Val ;-)
>
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>
> On Sep 8, 2012, at 7:34 AM, Claudia S. Bianchini wrote:
>
>> Hello Valerie and all ,
>> On 18th of september at 2pm there will be the discussion of my Phd
>> Thesis on SW.
>> It will take place in che Conference Room of Site Pouchet (the address
>> is Rue Pouchet, n� 59 - Paris - France)
>> If someone is in Paris, he is welcome, just tell me!
>> The discussion will be in French and will be translated in French Sign
>> Language
>>
>> The abstract is:
>>
>> METALINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF AN EMERGING WRITING SYSTEM FOR SIGN
>> LANGUAGES:
>> SIGNWRITING AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION TO THE ITALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE (LIS).
>> Sign Languages (SL) do not have a written form and most of the systems
>> intended to
>> represent them have shown many failures. This study is focused on
>> SignWriting (SW), which seems
>> to be the best system, among the existing ones, to represent the forms
>> of SL.
>> The aim of this work is to understand how, despite the apparent
>> complexity of the system, SW
>> appears to be so easy to use by trained deaf users; moreover, this
>> work wants to show SW capacities
>> as a tool to encourage metalinguistic observations on LIS.
>> At first the system itself is analyzed as well as the frequent
>> problems that emerge when expert
>> in SL and SW deaf users use it. This approach outlines most of these
>> difficulties, allowing to
>> understand (and sometimes resolve) them, which in turn favors the
>> development of the system.
>> Users� observations cover not only the system itself but also its
>> adequacy for the writing and
>> transcription of SL, highlighting its potential as a means to raise
>> metalinguistic thinking. The final
>> part of the analysis is dedicated to the proposals for some
>> improvement of SW, on the basis of the
>> data gathered and the analysis carried out. These improvements aim at
>> teaching the system to deaf
>> adults and informatization of SW.
>> In conclusion, SW seems to be a promising system, effective to
>> represent the forms of SL,
>> despite some problems and the need for improvements; the deaf
>> community will have to decide
>> whether to adopt it as a writing system, take it as a starting point
>> aiming in that direction, or use it
>> just to transmit the shape of the signs.
>>
>> Key-words: Italian Sign Language; Writing, Transcription, Deafness;
>> Linguistic analysis
>>
>>
>>
>> WOW, I can't realise my thesis will be over by the 18th of this month
>> :-)
>>
>> Claudia
>>
>>
>> --
>> Claudia S. Bianchini
>> PhD Student @ Univ. Paris8 + CNRS-UMR7023-SFL
>> PhD Student @ Univ. Studi di Perugia + CNR-ISTC-SLDS
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