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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon May 11, 1998  9:17 am
Subject:  New Zealand Sign Language

Dear List Members:
The message below was "stuck in transition", when we changed from the old
"SignWriting Email List" to the new SW-L. Here is the message from Harry

Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 15:17:34 +0800
To: SignWriting List
From: Harry Blackmore
Subject: New Zealand Sign Language
Mime-Version: 1.0

I have a copy of the new Sign Language dictionary, published
by the Auckland University Press last year, and I must say I was
very impressed by its quality, both of production and of its content.
There are many similarities to the Australian dictionary of AUSLAN
which Dr Trevor Johnston produced ten years ago, and the scope
is much the same. As with the Australian dictionary, I am sure the
sister dictionary from New Zealand will also have a great influence
for good among those who wish to learn the sign language of the
local deaf community and, thereby, learn something of the nature
of the culture of the deaf people in New Zealand.

We are still waiting, in Australia, for the second edition of the
AUSLAN dictionary entitled "Signs of Australia". Its CD-ROM
version in PC format came out in December last and is very
impressive. We are expecting the printed form and the Mac
CD-ROM version in August. The many students who are
engaged this year in deafness studies in Australia are anxiously
waiting to get their hands on this dictionary, because the previous
edition has been out of print for some time, and second-hand
copies are rarely available.

I look forward to the news items relating to SignWriting with great
interest, although at present heavily committed elsewhere.

Harry Blackmore
Lecturer in Deaf Studies


Dr Harry Blackmore
Tel: +61 8 9245 1474 Fax: +61 8 9245 1430
Mail: 43 Newborough St., Scarborough, Western Australia 6019


Valerie :-)

Sutton at the DAC
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