AW: [sw-l] BRUSSELS - Conference on Sign Writing & Sign Language Teaching

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Mon Jan 31 20:42:22 UTC 2005

Hi Ingvild  and everybody

well I would prefer to run the meeting the nex day after the Maastricht
event ...

Stefan ;-))

Just a few days after the Maastrich conference sounds good - someone
> might even want it just after.

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SignWriting List
January 31, 2005

Hello Ingvild, Shane, Stefan, Kathleen and Everyone!
Yes. Maybe several of you could become the organizing committee? And I
can supply you with all the names and addresses I have, with contacts
in Europe, of people who use SignWriting.

And Ingvild, I know you meant Patrick Matthews, whom you taught
SignWriting to in Dublin in the mid 1990s...Shane is in Belfast, and
Patrick is in Dublin...two different Sign Languages...Irish Sign
Language and Northern Ireland Sign Language...So yes, Patrick should be
contacted. I have been using his published dictionary in the back of
the The Irish Deaf Community Volume is in SignWriting and will
give me a way to be able to enter some ISL signs into the Ireland Sign
Puddle on the it would be nice to invite Patrick, who uses
SignWriting regularly...but is rarely on the internet...

So if you all can determine the exact place, time, and who will be
making all the arrangements, I hope to provide you with a long list of
possible people to invite by this weekend...

Val ;-)


Ingvild Roald in Norway wrote:
> Just a few days after the Maastrich conference sounds good - someone
> might even want it just after.
> As far as I know, the distance is not great. I'll be driving, in order
> to bring my wheelchair along, and can take two passengers if need be.
> Looking forward to meeting you.
> There are some people, I believe, like Patric in Belfast, who are not
> on this list, but ought to be alerted to the event. Could I suggest
> that if anybody knows of anyone, they take the resposibily to give the
> alert? (And invite those people to join the list, too ... )
> Ingvild
>> From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at>
>> Reply-To: sw-l at
>> To: sw-l at
>> Subject: Re: [sw-l] BRUSSELS - Conference on Sign Writing & Sign
>> Language Teaching
>> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 14:10:10 -0800
>> SignWriting List
>> January 30, 2005
>> Shane from Sign Language Centre Belfast wrote:
>>> Some of us are working on starting a small European conference in
>>> Brussels
>>> this year - in July - to focus mainly on SignWriting and Sign
>>> Language
>>> teaching - it has to be very small because we don’t have the money
>>> or the
>>> resource - we want to see how this mini-conference goes first - and
>>> then
>>> start to build on it. Will Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July 2005 be good
>>> for everyone? (with a social night on Fri 22nd July organized by our
>>> Belgian friends). We know it's just a few days after the ICED
>>> conference - but what do you think?
>> Hello Shane and Everyone!
>> How wonderful. SignWriting is spreading. And I hope there will still
>> be a SignWriting meeting after the Maastricht Conference as well...I
>> asked Stefan if he could teach a mini-workshop on SignWriting,
>> working on SignSpellings, and he said "Of course!"...and maybe
>> Ingvild could also share with everyone?...share with the group the
>> Norwegian Sign Language projects using SignWriting?...Just a thought.
>> I guess an agenda needs to be established, and a place to hold the
>> meeting...
>> So I have a question...How far away is Maastricht from Brussells? Can
>> someone post a map to the SignWriting List, circling both cities? I
>> cannot visualize the distances...
>> Maybe you can also attend both, Shane? The SignWriting meeting in
>> Maastricht is free...and then you all could make a pilgrimage to
>> Brussels together - ha!
>> Wish I could join you...I used to live in Europe, and I miss it a
>> lot...I have not been in Europe since 1990...  Val ;-)

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