SignWriting in Universities/Institutions
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jun 8 16:03:01 UTC 2009
June 8, 2009
Hello Lucy in Poland, and Maria in Malta!
Lucy....THANK YOU for helping us get started with the listing "Who
Uses SignWriting in 2009"...
Our SignWriting web sites need to be updated in all areas, and the
"Who Uses SignWriitng" area is the most important area...so I need to
focus on several countries and one of them is Poland...thank you for
your documents you sent me and I will post them...plus I would like to
post the information you mention below in some way...
I am very impressed with your SignWriting usage in Poland...at a Deaf
Institute (school), at a University, and used by individuals...and
several theses that use or discuss SignWriting...quite wonderful to
see it spread like that...
So Maria in Malta, Lucy just gave you information from Poland...that
is a great beginning...
On Jun 8, 2009, at 8:48 AM, Lucy wrote:
> Who uses SignWriting in Poland?
> University of Warsaw, Department of Polish -> students (from
> different majors) of Polish Sign Language courses and students of
> Postgraduate Polish Sign Langauge Studies
> Instytut Gluchoniemych (Institute of the Deaf and Dumb - a Deaf
> education center with such a historical name) - > some junior high
> school students and her tutor, Dr Iwona Grzesiak
> A few individuals, like me and some of my colleagues, for research
> and educational purposes.
> There may be also people using SW I don't know about.
> I know there is one student at the Warsaw Uniwersytet Kardynala
> Stefana Wyszynskiego who writes her MA thesis on SignWriting.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at signwriting.org
> To: "SignWriting List" <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 5:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] SignWriting in Universities/Institutions
>> SignWriting List
>> June 8, 2009
>> On Jun 8, 2009, at 2:20 AM, MARIA AZZOPARDI wrote:
>>> Does anyone have a list of/ or know of any Universities/Institutions
>>> across the globe, where SignWriting has been adopted either in
>>> related to sign linguistics (where signwriting is used for
>>> of data; compiltations of dictinaries etc), or in research related
>>> Education - where SignWriting has been adopted as a tool in the
>>> for the Deaf? Many thanks, Maria
>> Hello Maria and Everyone!
>> Years ago, I made the kind of listing you mention...and placed the
>> listing on the web...but then overtime, the listing became out of
>> date, so I need to create a new current listing for you...
>> I can create a listing that shows the dates that it was used, but
>> here is the REAL problem...I don't know who is using SignWriting
>> around the world!
>> There are literally hundreds of groups as far as I can guess,
>> judging by my experiences...and most people do not join the
>> SignWriting List, nor do they inform me personally, which is
>> perfectly fine! No one is required to inform me or anyone else,
>> since SignWriting is free to use all over the world...
>> So how do I know about any group using SignWriting? Some, like you,
>> do participate with our List and with me...but other times, I bump
>> into a SignWriting project that I did not know about, on the
>> internet, or someone tells me later about their work with a
>> group...it is an amazing feeling to realize that it is spreading
>> like that...thank goodness.
>> Once I met a teacher of the Deaf who said she used SignWriting a
>> little in her classroom, and the teacher sort of put down their
>> usage, like it wasn't important...she then proceeds to show me
>> piles....literally hundreds of hand written pages of SignWriting
>> documents written by her students...it was amazing and
>> wonderful...But she would not give me permission to let me use her
>> name or to make copies of her students' writing...so I would not
>> be allowed to list her classroom on the internet...so getting
>> permission to make such a list is also a problem for me sometimes...
>> So the problem is that I am not sure which current research groups
>> are using SignWriting, but over the week here I will try to create
>> a little list for you...
>> If there are groups here on the List that use SignWriting like
>> Maria describes above, please tell us!
>> Val ;-)
>> Valerie Sutton
>> Sutton at SignWriting.org
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