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Documentary and corpus approaches to sign language research

Fenlon, J; Schembri, A; Johnston, T; Cormier, KA; (2015) Documentary and corpus approaches to sign language research. In: Orfanidou, E and Woll, B and Morgan, G, (eds.) Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide. (pp. 156-172). Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss some key aspects of methodology associated with sign language documentation and corpus based approaches to sign language research. We first introduce the field of sign language corpus linguistics, carefully defining the term ‘corpus’ in this context, and discussing the emergence of technology that has made this new approach to sign language research possible. We then discuss specific details of the methodology involved in corpus building, such as the recruitment of participants, the selection of language activities for the corpus, and the set up for filming. We move onto a discussion of annotation for corpora, with a focus on the use of ID glossing. We close with a brief discussion of online archiving and accessibility.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Documentary and corpus approaches to sign language research
ISBN-13: 978-1-118-27141-4
Publisher version: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Research+Methods+in+Si...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10071901
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