|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Thu Apr 20, 2000 12:35 am
Subject: SW at the TISLR Conference in July
April 19, 2000
Dear SignWriting List:
Did you know there will be a conference for signed language
researchers in Amsterdam this July? I used to attend those
conferences regularly. Here is the information on the web:
I looked through the list of presenters and I am pleased to say that
several of the presenters use SignWriting in their research...
Researchers don't always mention that they use SignWriting, however.
Some use SignWriting "in silence". I guess they don't feel like
discussing something "controversial".
I hope in time they will speak up...They just might find their peers
want to use it too, but were afraid to ask - ha!
So in looking through the List I was pleasantly surprised to realize
how much progress we have made over 25 years...
The Nicaraguan presenters are the most unique this July - they are
Deaf, native to Nicaraguan Sign Language, and use SignWriting openly!
Yeah! And they will be presenting a paper at the conference - I think
that is admirable!
And I know that Hope Hurlbut from Malaysia is presenting a poster on
Malaysian Sign Language - congrats Hope!
If anyone else is attending, please tell us about your research and
your paper - we would love to know more about it...
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