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The British Sign Language (BSL) Corpus Project was a three and a half year project (initially running from January 1 2008 to December 31 2010, and then extended until June 31 2011) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (grant RES-062-23-0825). The project was led by staff at the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) at University College London, but also included researchers from Bangor University (Wales), Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), Queens University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and the University of Bristol (England).
The project had two main aims:
(1) to create a BSL “corpus“: a collection, on the internet, of video clips showing Deaf people using BSL, together with background information about the signers and written descriptions of the signing in ELAN
(2) to carry out research using this collection into BSL grammar and vocabulary, variation in BSL across the country and how BSL is changing.