|SignWriting List Forum|
Cecelia Smith |
Date: Thu Aug 20, 1998 5:32 pm
Subject: hello world
I am Cecelia Smith, and have been away from the list most of the summer. I am
a graduate student in Linguistics at Gallaudet University.
Some of you may remember that I was attempting to use Sign Writing as a
semester project last year... however once I asked for information from the
list, I fell silent. That was due primarily to the fact that I was unable to
gather an adequate amount of data to convince my instructor that SignWriting
was an appropriate topic for a Masters degree student...at this point in time.
She did acknowledge that the current project will undoubtedly produce enough
research level data for a "future" study at my level, but I definately got
squashed on my project.
So... I have to admit I've been a bit embarassed and haven't written to the
list... however, I refuse to knuckle under completely. I have been practicing
SW during the summer and I have every intention of using it in papers in the
next two years as the documentation portion of any sign analysis that I do.
My support for this is the fact that SW has been used at international
conventions on sign language research, and is currently in use at the Salk
Institute... I have already been told that I will need to use the university
accepted system as well, but I am stubborn. I plan to use both.
That's me. I hope this list continues to be as helpful and supportive as it
has up through this point.
See you all on line.