AW: [sw-l] ESWS - European SW Symposium
stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Thu Aug 4 09:52:14 UTC 2005
Hi Shane, Geoffrey and listmembers,
I ll suggest to learn SignWriting as the first step and then it will become
such a fruitful and successful experience to pay the attention to what you
believe (!!!) to perceive - but asking again - performing your written sign
your contact will direct you to a peformance that will become a mosaik-stone
in your SL - SW - scrapbook
Hi Shane - do you plan to write some impressions about the ESWO -
I am still very interested.
Von: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] Im Auftrag von Shane Gilchrist
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 4. August 2005 11:40
An: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Betreff: RE: [sw-l] ESWS - European SW Symposium
I ll suggest that you go and learn BSL - as ure based in England and ure
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu [mailto:owner-sw-
> l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Hunt
> Sent: 03 August 2005 18:03
> To: SignWriting list
> Subject: [sw-l] ESWS - European SW Symposium
> Stephan wrote and asked me to contribute my impressions of the European
> SignWriting Symposium. I'm a little reluctant to do this, because I am
> probably the least competent person to do it. Let me explain why...
> I am a member of SIL International, an organisation that in one way or
> another is associated with work in over 1,300 languages worldwide, almost
> all of them spoken languages. For twelve years I worked in Ghana as a
> linguist/translator and, since then, have mostly been involved with the
> of computers for language work, but always for spoken languages. Then,
> and a half years ago, my then boss asked me, as an additional task, to be
> involved with coordinating work in sign languages for the SIL Eurasia Area
> (the whole of Europe, the former Soviet Union and parts of Africa and west
> Asia). I decided I needed to find out what he was talking about, so set
> about gathering a list of all the sign languages for which I could find
> details. For the Eurasia Area I have a list of 70 SLs, of which 7 are
> extinct or nearly so. So which one of these 63 SLs should I attempt to
> learn in my part-time role? At my late stage in life, it does not seem
> practical to start learning any of them, because I could not do it well.
> (Let me know what you think.) So you see why I feel particularly
> unqualified to contribute.
> One thing that does interest me is how computers could be used to serve
> Deaf community, either for use by the Deaf or for use by those working
> the Deaf. So I came to ESWS because I wanted to link up with those
> involved in writing such software. We in SIL are starting such software
> development using the Python programming language, so it was particularly
> useful to meet Lars, whose own development work is using Python.
> The best thing about ESWS was meeting the participants. Obviously, I
> not communicate with everyone, but I appreciated the general camaraderie.
> learnt a lot, particularly about SW and Deaf culture. And I made new
> friends and look forward to meeting you at future events. A few of us
> to decide on a sign for me, but it doesn't seem quite right, so perhaps I
> will have to wait for another time.
> Best wishes,
> Geoffrey (Hunt)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Wöhrmann [mailto:stefanwoehrmann at gebaerdenschrift.de]
> Sent: 28 July 2005 22:38
> To: 'Geoffrey_Hunt'
> Subject: AW: [sw-l] ESWO
> Hello Geoffrey,
> I am so happy to know you on the list - very welcome!!!
> Of course - I will send some pictures -;-)
> Can you post your ideas , impressions, ?
> What happened in your group from your point of view?
> I am very interested in any comment - just as we concluded at the end of
> Stefan ;-)
> Just btw what was your name sign ? I forgot my notes in the restaurant. I
> am sorry!
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