Hi Valerie, Erika and friends ... 


I do not know if it requires extra effort to write the document with
SignPuddle. I would prefer to write my part with our new  delegs-programm
which includes several SignPuddle dictionaries and our team is going to even
enlarge the actual range of sign languages that can be written with the
delegs-editor.  . we will announce that in the near future.



As I understand the idea ... Erika correct me if I am wrong  ... this
project should give some insight about the various ideas how to take
advantage of the use of SignWriting within all the different project around
the world. My major goal is to improve literacy for my deaf students and
that is the reason for all the years I put so much time and engery to create
all these different databanks (dictionaries) in order to write bilingual


I am so happy to see how easy it has become to create immediately wonderfull
stuff to support deaf students in so many ways. 








Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2013 17:23
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January 17, 2013


Hello Erika and everyone!


First, thank you for writing a book on SignWriting…I am so happy about this
project and I appreciate everyone's interest in participating - How


Second, let me thank all those who have accepted the idea of writing some
SignWriting for Erika's book…




Third… We could create a special SignPuddle file, just for your book, Erika,
where writers from different sign languages can come to write and add their
version of the writing for your book. Once you have several documents in
different sign languages, we can teach you and your team what to do, to get
the documents into your publication…


Would you like a public SignPuddle file for your book? I can create it for
you today if it is public…


If your project would prefer a private WebPuddle, we can also create that.
That takes a tiny bit of funding…there is a small annual fee for the server
space…but it is a very small amount as you can see:


Private WebPuddles


But we could get started today with a public SignPuddle file for free, for
your book documents, if you wish - I would create a little flag on the Home
page of SignPuddle just for your work…


SignPuddle Home Page


Thank you again for your creative ideas and for writing the book -


Val ;-)





On Jan 14, 2013, at 9:18 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <[log in to unmask]>

Hi all! As some of you know, I am (slowly) working on a book about SW – its
development and use across different international sites (including the
transnational listserv). As part of this research I’ve traveled to visit
Valerie and some other list members, such as Stefan and Maria. I’d love to
visit everyone on the list (at least, every one who was willing!) but
unfortunately my limited funding won’t allow that. Still, I really want as
many interested SignWriters as possible to participate in the book. To that
end, I have an idea and I’m curious what you all think about it.

What if we selected some kind of passage that all of you who were willing
could translate into your respective sign language and write up using SW? I
could devote a chapter of the book to these different texts, which would
allow for a comparison across both different sign languages and different
ways of using SW. Each writer could perhaps reflect on the choices they made
in translating and writing their document, including perhaps how their
backgrounds/goals affect these choices. And perhaps participants could also
provide their own thoughts about what we can learn from the comparison of
these texts.

This is just my initial idea – if you have other ideas please let me know!


Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College 






Val ;-)

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