The BSL Corpus Project has now filmed 128 participants. We have now finished filming all 30 participants in Glasgow, Birmingham and Bristol. A big thank you to Bristol fieldworker Carolyn Nabarro for all her fantastic work as fieldworker for the project!
The BSL Corpus Project team would like to welcome our new staff members: Research Associate Jordan Fenlon, Greater London fieldworker Hamish Cooke (he has replaced the very busy Mark Nelson). Also we would like to welcome our new Greater Cardiff Deaf community fieldworker Jeff Brattan-Wilson who will work in the Cardiff area. The BSL Corpus [...]
Filming in Glasgow was completed this week - Sally worked with Avril Hepner and successfully filmed 30 Deaf participants there, with the last session taking place last Tuesday. Glasgow now joins Birmingham as the two cities where data collection for the BSL Corpus Project is complete. A big thank you to Avril and Jenny for [...]
Annotating the BSL Corpus Project video data for studies of sociolinguistic variation and change has begun: we have started to move film clips into ELAN files so that we can begin to analyse the data. Here is a screen shot of an ELAN file showing a conversation between two Scottish BSL users. We have begun [...]
Adam Schembri, Mark Nelson and Sally Reynolds conducted the first pilot data collection session on July 11 here at DCAL in London. We were very grateful for assistance from Tanya Denmark and Jordan Fenlon, two BSL native signers and PhD students at University College London who agreed to act as participants for the pilot filming [...]
We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Nabarro has accepted the position of Bristol Deaf community fieldworker for the project - welcome to the team, Carolyn, we look forward to working with you in the near future.
Research Associate (Deaf Community Fieldworker) for the British Sign Language Corpus Project - Ref 81/08/W. Grade/Salary £22,332 - £25,888 pa pro rata (1-3 months full-time/part-time). Closing date: 25 July 2008. The job will be based in Glasgow. The post for the Glasgow area will be employed by and under the terms and conditions of Heriot-Watt [...]