[Sw-l] photos of famous places, etc.
erhoffma at OBERLIN.EDU
Tue May 3 22:35:23 UTC 2016
I'd be very happy to help if I have photos that could be of use to you. Certainly I have appropriate photos for Nepal (though it sounds as if Nepal might not be included) and India. I have good photos for some places in Europe and also South Africa.
However, I'm abroad and away from my photos until mid-June. If that won't be too late I can scan some options for your potential use then.
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> On May 3, 2016, at 23:56, James Shepard-Kegl <kegl at MAINE.RR.COM> wrote:
> Fellow SignWriters,
> Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects is producing a revised Nicaraguan Sign
> Language grammar manual which includes a 1000+ entry glossary. That glossary is
> broken down into sections, including a Geography section.
> The geography section provides signs in video frames and SignWriting, along with
> Spanish and English, for the names of most (sadly, not all) of the countries of
> the world. This includes all the South and North American countries, many of
> the Carribean island nations, most of the European countries, most of the Middle
> Eastern countries, many of the African countries, and the larger Asian countries
> (India, China, Japan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, North and South Korea -- not
> Malaysia, yet.) With each entry we try to include about four photographs that
> students can associate with that country. Often, this means an animal (kangaroo
> for Australia, for example), something natural (the Grand Canyon for the USA,
> for example), something man-made (pyramids for Egypt), and a photo of someone in
> native or folk costume. Sometimes, we have additional photos -- perhaps a
> musical instrument associated with the country, or a photo of a famous building.
> In the first edition, we rather brazenly scooped up these photos from the
> Internet, trying to avoid copyright infringements -- not always successfully.
> This time, we are trying to avoid the whole copyright mess by using original
> photos. Well, you know, I cannot go to Egypt to take a photo of a camel or a
> pyramid. But, it occurs to me that SignWriters are spread all over the planet.
> So, if you have a nice photo of something representative of your country or
> places you have visited, I am hoping you would be willing to share that with us.
> With today's technology, sometimes you can use your cell phone to take a photo
> of an old photo. I probably can even sharpen up the image a bit.
> If you will email us such photos and let me how you would like to see the credit
> appear, we can publish this glossary not only in hard copy but on the web,
> without fear that some company down the line demand payment (potentially
> substantial payment) for our charitable use of the photo.
> By the way, these manuals are distributed to students and their families in
> Nicaragua at no charge, although the printing expenses for us really do add up.
> Thank you, everyone -- James
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