APSDA DTCDW Day 8 – Korea   Leave a comment

It has been cold here in Pocheon, Korea.  At least it has been cold for me.  I am much more used to the temperatures in Manila or Burundi than I am to the temperatures around freezing.  In our rooms we have floor heat which is nice but for the meeting room we have radiant heat which you can see behind Pastor Hori’s shoulder.




Pastor Hori (Deaf Japan) led the morning session with more hands-on work with ELAN.  This programme is a valuable tool in studying and learning signed languages, in translating, checking and publishing sign language translations.  A great feature is that it is a free programme developed by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands – http://www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/elan/.  You can download a copy.  Below you can see it running on different computers – Mac and Windows.

An important part of a translation consultant’s job is to help teams improve their translation process.  One of the most efficient translation projects is ViBi’s JSL (Japanese SL project).  Below Pastor Minamida (Deaf Japan) shows their workflow.

Here is a link to a video showing more about ViBi’s way of translating (Caution: no English) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMHBldbZJnw

The next discussion was on key terms, which are important words like grace, salvation, priest.  Below Pastor Matsumoto (Deaf Japan) shares his views.

The Deaf in Korea worked together to come up with a list of key terms which would be acceptable to all of the churches.  Below Pastor Kang (Deaf Korea) explains the process.


Posted 6 December 2011 by prpttccnsltnt in Asia-Pacific SL Meeting, Deaf, Korea, Sign Language

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