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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Jan 20, 1999  5:01 pm
Subject:  Introducing myself


On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Val Forbes in Australia wrote:

>I'm the librarian for deaf studies at La Trobe University in
>Melbourne, Australia, which also has the National Institute for Deaf
>Studies and Sign Language Research. I am interested in learning
>more about signwriting, both for myself and in my role as contact
>person for the deaf community at the University.

>I do look forward to reading more about SignWriting, and was also
>very interested in the comment about sign language being beautiful.
>I did ballet for a number of years and I think that helped me see and
>appreciate the beauty and meaning in shapes made by signers, and also
>the facial expressions, which are so essential in the theatre arts

Valerie Forbes
Borchardt Library
Humanities & Social Sciences Team
Latrobe University
Bundoora, Vic. Australia


January 20, 1999

Hello Valerie and welcome to the SignWriting List!

I guess all people named Valerie love to dance and write signs - ha!

For those of you new to the List, we also have a web site for Sutton


But back to your work in Australia, sounds very interesting and we
would love to hear more about it. Several members on the SignWriting List
are from Australia.

I am sure AUSLAN is a truly beautiful language. If you would like some
literature on SignWriting for your library, I will be happy to sent it.
Perhaps library visitors would want information to take home with them? I
have only written a few AUSLAN signs, but we could do more if you think
there is interest.

Valerie ':-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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