Sign Language Dictionary Project
17-18 June 2005
The Nippon Foundation in Japan is funding a three-year project to create small dictionaries of practical sign language in four countries in Asia: Cambodia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The Deaf Development Program is the local group in Cambodia working on this project which is now half finished.
Representatives of all four countries are going to meet Friday and Saturday, 17-18 June, at Chinese University of Hong Kong to compare notes and progress and insure that we are all working together. From Hong Kong, DDP is sending Math Seila, a deaf sign language researcher; Justin Smith, one of our advisors and the staff member working directly with the dictionary project; Liza Clews, another advisor who will interpret for Seila and Justin; and Charlie Dittmeier, the official liaison with the Nippon project.