SignWriting in Universities/Institutions
gerard.meijssen at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 8 16:45:12 UTC 2009
It is a great idea to have a list of having a list with organisations that
use SignWriting. It is cool to know for what sign language they use
SignWriting. The best way forward is for you to start this list and for
people to update this list themselves. The software to do this; it could be
There are two reasons for you to have a wiki; one is that others can do this
and thereby free you to do your job. The other reason is that it is your
intention to have a Wiki anyway; it is why it is on Steve's list to finish
the MediaWiki extension. Having your own wiki would make you more
comfortable with doing things the wiki way.
If you need some help setting up a wiki, let me know :)
2009/6/8 Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org>
> SignWriting List
> 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...
> Val ;-)
> 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 research
>>>> related to sign linguistics (where signwriting is used for
>>>> of data; compiltations of dictinaries etc), or in research related to
>>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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>>> 4. SignWriting List
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>>> Writing Literature in Sign Languages
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