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Thank you Claudia!
You are not at all too late. I am moving slowly on this project because I
want to be sure I do it right (also, because I can afford to move slowly
since I expect tenure soon - fingers crossed!).
I really appreciate your taking the time to help out - and I agree with you
that distinction between writing and transcribing must always be clear!
And I do hope that any material this project generates can be useful to
other list members - a good reason to be carrying this project out on the
list, so the material is accessible to everyone :) And of course I will
share with the list anything I ultimately publish.
Best,
Erika



On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 5:29 AM, Claudia S. Bianchini <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hello Erika,
> I hope I'm not too late for your project.
> Here is my frog story, directly written by me in SW, not transccribed from
> my own signing (for me the difference between writing an transcribing is
> very important, so I prefere to be clear on that point)! I put near the
> story in SW the glossa, so that you can understand everyting even you don't
> sign in LIS, but usually I never do that cause glossas are always poorer
> that SL written with SW and it can make feel that SL is poor too.
> I hope to have soon the occasion to read your paper, I think that we can
> also make an interesting work on linguistics starting from those
> representations of Frog story.
> :-)
> Claudia
>
>
> 2013/8/26 Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <[log in to unmask]>
>
>> Hi all-
>>
>> As you may remember, a while back we had a conversation about whether
>> listmembers would be interested in creating a short SW document for
>> inclusion in the book I'm working on. What I originally proposed was:
>>
>> "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 creating their document, including perhaps how their
>> backgrounds/goals affect these choices (since some of you are poets, some
>> linguists, etc). And perhaps participants could also provide their own
>> thoughts about what we can learn from the comparison of these texts."
>>
>> We discussed at length what would be the best kind of thing to use as the
>> prompt for such a passage. It seemed that the thing most agreeable would be
>> to use a simple image as a prompt, something that would lead to interesting
>> sentence but not take too much of your time to create. I proposed using the
>> two images attached here, writing perhaps one or two sentences about each,
>> for a total of 2-4 sentences.
>>
>> Well, I just got a prompt from a potential publisher asking when I can
>> give them a manuscript draft. So I figured I had better re-open the
>> conversation!
>>
>> Here's what I think would be ideal:
>>
>> If those of you willing to do so would create brief texts based on the
>> images and post them to the list. I am interested not only in the texts,
>> but in the rich conversations about the different languages and writing
>> styles that this will likely generate. As I wrote to the publisher:
>>
>> "I will invite SignWriters to contribute SignWritten texts to the book
>> and to participate in the analysis of these texts"
>>
>>  Note that, as this is a linguistic anthropological project, it isn't
>> necessary to ensure that the texts will be the same - for example, it's
>> fine if different people write sentences describing different elements of
>> the picture.
>>
>> So, what do you think? Shall we try it?
>>
>> --
>> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
>> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
>> Oberlin College
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Claudia S. Bianchini, PhD
> MCF Licence SDL-LSF @ Univ. Poitiers (France)
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