The Swedish Sign Language Corpus

Project leader

Funding source

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)

Project Details

Funding: 3515000 SEK


Wide-ranging corpus work is indispensable both to dictionary work in Swedish Sign Language and to extended research into the structure and use of sign language. The aim of the project is to begin to create the necessary conditions for long-term work on a Swedish Sign Language corpus, thus providing the prerequisites for corpus based studies on the vocabulary and grammar of the language. The corpus project entails filming and documentation of various kinds of sign language discourse, produced by deaf signers. The recorded material will be annotated with the annotation tool ELAN, which makes it possible to link texts to video sequences. The whole corpus will be accessible to researchers and teaching staff of the Sign Language Section at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, whereas parts of it will be freely accessible for use in e.g. Sign Language courses and the training of sign language interpreters.

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