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Great to hear from you and your projects James..thank you for the updates.
Will be in touch.
maria from malta


On 7 May 2013 18:34, James Shepard-Kegl <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Valerie,
>
> Our website has been around for a couple of years.  However, the addition
> of the downlink to the grammar handbook is brand new.  We will put in a
> Spanish version, too -- probably get around to it today.
>
> As for the reading SW reading materials -- NSLP does not interfere with
> school curriculum in Nicaragua, which means, unfortunately, that these
> materials are not being used -- at least, not so far as I know.  This is a
> real shame, as this stuff was very popular and useful when we actually did
> operate a school.
>
> The problem, of course, is that so many educators only give "lip service"
> (a Deaf culture pun intended) to the notion that Nicaraguan Sign Language
> is actually a language.  After all, "If I don't understand the grammar
> rules, then I am free to conclude that there are no grammar rules.  And,
> since I have concluded that there are no grammar rules, then I can deduce
> that the language is not a real language anyway."  Accordingly, we have
> produced a grammar text that will force educators to either 1) just refuse
> to read it (probably choice) or 2) concede that the language is more
> sophisticated and rule governed than they had thought.  This may force some
> hard choices.
>
> However, our handbook will go nowhere unless we get a sizeable grant to
> take it from region to region and actually train people in this stuff.  I
> just did that in Condega -- an eye opener I hope.  Based on lessons learned
> in that experience, I am writing more grant applications.
>
> -- James
> ---- Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > SignWriting List
> > May 7, 2013
> >
> > Welcome back to the SignWriting List, James!
> >
> > and congratulations on your new web site and all your many SignWriting
> publications...
> >
> > And thank you for sharing your most recent Report from the Nicaraguan
> Sign Language Projects - I love seeing the SignWriting in your reports. You
> have been working so many years writing Nicaraguan Sign Language - over 40
> titles I believe? Can you list some of your book titles for us here? I am
> interested...
> >
> > Here is the latest NSLP Report attached as a PDF:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----------
> >
> >
> > On May 7, 2013, at 8:07 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > SignWriting List
> > > May 7, 2013
> > >
> > > ANNOUNCING:
> > >
> > > New Web Site for Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects
> > >
> > > Grammar and syntax section (English version) of Nicaraguan Sign
> Language is now available online
> > >
> > > www.nicaraguansignlanguageprojects.org (Projects Now and Future
> section)
> > >
> > > -- James
> >
>
>