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 [...]
BSL Corpus 10 year celebration event: Save the date! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BSL Corpus Project we are holding a celebration event on Saturday 3 November 2018. Save the date! It will be in central London but we are also planning to live stream [...]
This week the BSL Corpus team begins a new project on language attitudes in the British Deaf community. This project, led by Kearsy Cormier with co-investigators Kate Rowley and Jordan Fenlon, is funded under the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative by the Economic and Social Research Council UK and will run for 18 months until October [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Annotation updates are available as of July 2015 - for details see Updates on CAVA (particularly the release notes).
The Digging into Signs project (2014-2015) final report is now available.
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.
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