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DCAL survey on using the BSL Corpus and BSL Signbank

Are you a BSL teacher, student or researcher? Do you use the BSL Corpus and/or BSL Signbank? We’d love to know how! Please consider answering our short questionnaire (in English or BSL). More info... You could win a travel bursary to attend the BSL Corpus 10 year celebration event on 3 November 2018! Hurry! Deadline [...]

By | 2018-08-21T16:58:03+00:00 August 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

English translations now available

We are pleased to launch English translations of some conversation and all narrative data from the BSL Corpus CAVA site. For details, see release notes and also annotation conventions covering how these translations were implemented within ELAN. Thanks to DCAL and Heriot-Watt University, and a huge thank you to our entire team of translators and [...]

By | 2017-03-31T11:44:35+00:00 March 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Now hiring: Postdoctoral position on BSL Syntax Project

Now hiring a postdoc to work with us on the BSL Syntax project! Duties include annotation and analysis of BSL Corpus data and collection, annotation and analysis of supplementary elicitation and judgement data. The position is available from January 2017 to 30th November 2019 in the first instance. Closing date: 28 December 2016.   Informal queries [...]

By | 2016-11-29T13:08:38+00:00 November 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New project on BSL syntax

A new project “A broadly usage-based account of British Sign Language syntax” aims to document and describe word order and non-manual feature in different types of BSL sentences. The project, led by Kearsy Cormier with co-investigators Adam Schembri and Jordan Fenlon, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK and will run for [...]

By | 2016-11-14T12:16:06+00:00 November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Digging into Signs Workshop, 30-31 March 2015

The Digging into Signs team is hosting a workshop on 30-31 March 2015 at University College London to share our joint annotation standards with other sign language corpus projects and to get some feedback on them. The programme consists of presentations and posters by researchers who have sign language corpus projects underway and have begun annotation.

By | 2015-01-16T16:01:49+00:00 January 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

BSL SignBank now online

The latest output from the BSL Corpus is BSL SignBank, the first usage-based dictionary of BSL based on signs occurring in the BSL Corpus. For more, see our press release: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/dcal-news/BSL_signbank

By | 2014-09-25T18:31:09+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments