Request for help in videotaping sign languages

Mon Jan 25 19:09:29 UTC 2010


did you receive an answer?
I've got nothing. Neither acepting nor rejecting my submission.

i thought th eprogram committee war running behind the schedule. :(



Quoting Charles Butler <chazzer3332000 at>:

> My submission to TISLR was rejected, but I'm not sure whether Rachel's was.
> Charles Butler
> ________________________________
> From: SignWriting <signwriting at>
> To: SignWriting List <sw-l at>
> Sent: Mon, January 25, 2010 12:09:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Request for help in videotaping sign languages
> SignWriting List
> January 25, 2010
> Hello Rachel!
> THANK YOU for this posting, and everyone is quite excited about your  
>  project, using SignWriting in the SignTyp crosslinguistic database.
> And while I think of it, I believe you and Charles Butler are   
> presenting a paper about the SignTyp database, and about   
> SignWriting, at the TISLR conference at Purdue University in   
> Indiana, in September, 2010?
> I just found a message posted by Charles to the List on September   
> 22, 2009, asking for help with the videos I can see now   
> that this request has been out there for some time...Thank you   
> Charles, for this message in September...(please see old message   
> pasted below Rachel's message below)...Have you received any   
> responses yet? I believe Rachel told me that there have not been   
> many responses...
> So everyone, here is the reason why we need your help...the SignTyp   
> project, at the University of Connecticut, is an important one for   
> many reasons. From the SignWriting perspective, it will be one of   
> the first times that SignWriting is used for a linguistic database   
> for sign language linguistic research in the US, and I believe it   
> will introduce many linguists to SignWriting for the first time..
> And I am really impressed with SignTyp. One of the cool features is   
> that it will be providing multi-lingual information...different sign  
>  languages will be in the database...
> That is why we need YOUR help...Your group will be paid to provide   
> videos of specific signs in your sign language, and the SignWriting   
> of those signs, for the database...
> Please write to the List if you can help us...I am hoping that   
> videos of German Sign Language, Flemish Sign Language, French-Swiss   
> Sign Language and others can be a part of the project...
> We look forward to hearing from you!
> Val ;-)
> --------------
> On Jan 24, 2010, at 2:38 PM, Rachel Channon wrote:
>> Dr. Harry van der Hulst from the University of Connecticut and I   
>> are writing a grant application for a project that will expand the   
>> current SignTyp crosslinguistic database   
>> ( and add SignWriting.   
>>  The goal is to create videotapes of signs of different languages   
>> and SignWriting transcriptions of these videotapes. The results of   
>> this work will be web-based dictionaries for each sign language as   
>> well as a research database.  Each dictionary will include   
>> pictorial descriptions of the concept, SignWriting transcriptions   
>> and glosses in both English and the language spoken in the same   
>> area as the sign language, and records for SignTyp, the research   
>> database.  The project should therefore provide material which will  
>>  be useful to deaf people, to students of the language, and to   
>> researchers.
>> We are looking for people who could find and videotape native   
>> signers of various languages. We would provide a word list (mostly   
>> as pictures), and we would be able to pay something to you and to   
>> the person being videotaped.  If you are interested or would like   
>> more information, please email me at rchannon at
>> Rachel Channon
>> University of Connecticut
>> Department of Linguistics, Unit 1145
>> 337 Mansfield Road
>> Storrs, CT 06269-1145
> ----------------
> Message back in September:
>> From: Charles Butler <chazzer3332000 at>
>> Date: September 22, 2009 9:13:22 AM PDT
>> To: sw-l at
>> Subject: [sw-l] Call for help on Paper
>> Reply-To: SignWriting List <sw-l at>
>> Rachel Cannon of the University of Connecticut, and Charles Butler   
>> of the Center for Sutton Movement Writing are looking for help in a  
>>  demonstration project comparing several signed languages for a   
>> linguistic modeling study.
>> The project will call for as many as 10 distinct signed languages   
>> and video dictionary citations with between 200 and 300 signs per   
>> language.
>> While Ms. Cannon has credentials in the linguistic field working   
>> with SignType, this will be a model project to interface SignType   
>> with SignWriting in creating transcriptions of video dictionary   
>> citations.
>> We are looking for people who for a small remuneration will help in  
>>  citations of video dictionaries.  I know that we have people on   
>> this list with contacts in
>> USA,
>> Brazil
>> Norway
>> Sweden
>> Germany
>> Ethiopia
>> Spain
>> Colombia
>> Portugal
>> Saudi Arabia
>> This is the first demonstration project I have seen that is being   
>> proposed to use multiple languages for the database project coming   
>> from a linguistic study field.  What we are in need of now is   
>> contact names and emails to cite for a proposal.
>> I am working independently for a pilot proposal for TISLR using   
>> this method to compare ASL and LIBRAS with a smaller subset of   
>> vocabulary.
>> If you are willing to help, or know a source video-based citation   
>> dictionary, please contact
>> Charles Butler
>> chazzer3332000 at
>> in the USA as soon as possible.
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