SignWriting at Deaf Way II Conference

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Jun 13 15:53:40 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
June 13, 2002

Hello Charles, and Everyone!
Thank you VERY much for this overview of your presentation at the
Deaf Way II Conference. I think it is wonderful, Charles, that you
are presenting at the Deaf Way Conference!

I have some good news. There is another country that would like to
contribute some materials to your presentation! It is the
Swiss-Germans, who have finished two Bible stories written in
SignWriting in Swiss-German Sign Language. They would like to ask you
to include their work in your presentation. The Deaf woman who worked
on the documents, Siv Fosshaug, will be attending the Deaf Way
Conference and can give you the documents when she arrives. I hope
that is ok with you, Charles? Below are the Swiss-German email
addresses... a time and place to meet at the conference needs to be
set....I hope this works out!!

Siv Fosshaug
sfosshaug at


Penny Boyes Braem
gsmedia at

Val ;-)


Charles wrote:
>Considering that I am sharing the stage with 2 other people over 45 minutes,
>I will be focusing on the many "literatures" being created using Sign
>SECTION I: Overview:
>Sign Writing as a writing system.
>- Examples from Valerie of the workbook.
>SECTION II: Translation:
>Copies of the various translations of some of the Psalms, the Charge of the
>Goddess, the Star-Spangled Banner, to show both "close to English" and
>"tending toward ASL" in word choices.
>A little bit of "O Menina" and some examples from Brazilian Portuguese to
>show that literature is being developed.
>SECTION III: Original works.
>A book report on the Trojan War (courtesy of the Klegls)
>SECTION IV: Dictionaries
>Libras/Portuguese - Portuguese/Libras
>Maltese/Maltese Sign Language
>In addition to walking through the various literatures I have, I will be
>making "poster reports" using samples of each to show what each group that
>has sent me work is doing.
>Hope this overview helps.
>Charles Butler

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