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March 21, 2016

How terrific, Erika - A momentous time to be in Malta!

Congratulations to everyone -

Val ;-)

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> On Mar 21, 2016, at 4:40 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> It's an exciting time to be in Malta! I had the pleasure to get to celebrate with some of the key players following the decision and feel very fortunate to have been able to witness the occasion!
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> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> On 3/18/16 9:20 AM, Marie Alexander wrote:
> I just wanted to share the wonderful news that Maltese Sign Language (LSM)
> is now an official language in Malta.
> Hi Marie Alexander,
> 
> That's great news!  I added a new section to the Wikipedia page on the legal recognition of sign languages.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_recognition_of_sign_languages#Malta <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_recognition_of_sign_languages#Malta>
> 
> There is, of course, a lot of work to be done to enable the law to make a
> difference but this is the first big step.
> Signwriting will play an important role as we hope to develop resources
> through it too.
> Yes, there is so much work to be done, but it's work that is worth doing.
> 
> SignWriting is important for the development of real literacy and expression.  I look forward to hearing more about the future of Maltese Sign Language.
> 
> Regards,
> -Steve
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