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Hi Valerie:
How about Anthropology Book Project?
Is that too long?

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 18, 2013
>
> Hello Erika and everyone!
> Thank you for this message, Erika. I have a question. What name should I
> give the public SignPuddle file, that will be used for writers of your data?
>
> The name will appear with a little flag icon at the top right of the
> screen when the SignPuddle file opens…It needs to be a short name…right now
> most of the files are called "ASL Dictionary" or "ASL Literature" or other
> equivalent names in other spoken languages…
>
> So how about?…
>
> Multilingual SW Literature
>
> I can create the SignPuddle file now for you if you give me a name ;-)
>
> And by the way, I think it is would be great to have multilingual versions
> of the same text, written in different sign languages, all in the same file
> - it will be valuable for research in many ways -
>
> So please tell me the name to give to the SignPuddle file - we can also
> call it the "Hoffmann Project" or whatever you wish -
>
> Val ;-)
>
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> On Jan 18, 2013, at 12:16 PM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi all!
> I've been thinking over what material we should use a shared starting
> point for producing SW documents for the book. I don't want to us to
> translate from a text in a written (signed or spoken) language. So, I'm
> thinking the best approach might be to an elicitation material commonly
> used in cross-linguistic spoken and signed language research, such as Frog,
> Where Are You? (a picture story with no written text) or The Pear Story
> video.
> For those not familiar -
> The former can be seen in the appendix of this article:
> http://childes.psy.cmu.edu/manuals/frog.pdf
> The latter can be viewed here: http://pearstories.org/
> I suggest one of these because they've been chosen precisely because they
> are thought to be relatively cross-culturally accessible - and we are a
> diverse group :)
> They are also thought to elicit interesting grammatical variation in
> languages.
> Finally, because there is so much research on sign languages that has used
> these materials for elicitation, the texts you produce can more easily
> become a part of a broad comparative cannon.
> Frog, Where Are You? will be more work for you all though, as translating
> it will certainly take much longer - and for that reason The Pear Stories
> might be a better choice.
> However, it would be really cool if another result of this project was to
> contribute to the written sign language literature available for d/Deaf
> children and other readers!
> Mercer Meyer has been very generous in lending this story to research, and
> I can look into what it would take to make it permissible to have
> multilingual versions of the text with the illustrations available on the
> SSW website. Having the translations be useful not only for research
> purposes but also for kids to read would certainly be in the SW spirit!
> What do you all think?
> Best,
> Erika
>
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>> SignWriting List
>> January 17, 2013
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>> On Jan 17, 2013, at 9:38 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Yes, I think for the purposes of this project it's fine for participants
>> to create the document in whatever way they prefer. Many who use
>> SignPuddles may want to use that option, but delegs, or even handwriting
>> are fine with me. These different approaches themselves provide interesting
>> data for my project!
>>
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>> Yes…I agree. Another software program is SignWriter Studio, developed in
>> Honduras, and in Honduras they also have shown us some amazing handwritten
>> documents using full stick figures - so the variety of software and writing
>> styles is quite amazing…
>>
>> Take a look at the Honduran document attached…this looks like documents
>> from Denmark too:
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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>>    Val ;-)
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Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College