“Sign Language Corpora : Linguistic Issues” Workshop 2009

Workshop programme (including copies of presentations & posters)

Friday

8.30-9.15 Registration
9.15-9.30 Welcome

9.30-10.20 INVITED SPEAKER
Onno Crasborn: Corpus studies of mouth behaviour DOWNLOAD PDF

10.20-10.40 Coffee

10.40-11.20 Asli Ozyurek, Inge Zwitserlood & Pamela Perniss: Annotation and coding of spatial expressions across sign languages DOWNLOAD PDF

11.20-12.00 Brigitte Garcia, Ivani Fusellier-Souza, Marie-Anne Sallandre, Marie-Therèse L’Huillier, Cyril Courtin, Dominique Boutet, Antonio Balvet & Christian Cuxac: The CREAGEST Project: Linguistic and methodological issues involved in creating a corpus of French Sign Language (LSF) and gesture DOWNLOAD PDF

12.00-12.40
Chiara Branchini, Carlo Geraci, Serena Giudice and Emiliano Mereghetti: Linguistic issues in building a corpus for LIS (Italian Sign Language) DOWNLOAD PDF

12.40-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.40 Claire Ramsey: Lines of transmission and access to social networks: Documentation of Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM) DOWNLOAD PPT SLIDES

14.40-15.20
Diane Lillo-Martin, Deborah Chen Pichler & Ronice Müller de Quadros: Best practices for building a bi-modal bi-lingual bi-national corpus of child language DOWNLOAD PDF

15.20-16.00 Poster session 1

16.00-16.40 Gemma Barberà & Guillem Massó: Keeping track in sign language: Coreference annotation using Centering Theory DOWNLOAD PDF

16.40-17.30 INVITED SPEAKERS
Paul Dudis, Gaurav Mathur & Gene Mirus: Bringing a corpus in line with Deaf communities’ perspectives DOWNLOAD PDF


Saturday

9.00-9.50 BSL CORPUS PROJECT PRESENTATION
Adam Schembri, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis & Rosemary Stamp: Documenting and describing language variation and change in the British Sign Language Corpus DOWNLOAD PPT SLIDES

9.50-10.10 Coffee

10.10-10.50 Jens Hessmann & Martje Hansen: Researching linguistic features of text genres in a DGS (German Sign Language) corpus: The case of spatial and finger loci DOWNLOAD PPT SLIDES

10.50-11.30
Julie A. Hochgesang: Is there a ‘sentence’ in ASL? Insights on segmenting signed language data DOWNLOAD .ZIP FILE

11.30-12.10
Johanna Mesch & Lars Wallin: Swedish Sign Language Corpus: Annotation questions in an ongoing project DOWNLOAD PDF

12.10-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.10 Rachel McKee & David McKee: Corpus informed lexicography: Reflections on an exploratory decade DOWNLOAD PDF

14.10-14.50 Rie Nishio: Corpus-based analysis of weak drop and weak prop in German Sign Language (DGS) DOWNLOAD PDF

14.50-15.30
Poster session 2

15.30-16.10 Thomas Hanke, Susanne König, Reiner Konrad & Gabriele Langer: Towards more linguistic modelling in a sign language transcription environment DOWNLOAD PDF

16.10-17.00 INVITED SPEAKER
Trevor Johnston: The reluctant oracle: Annotating a sign language corpus for answers to questions we can’t ask any other way DOWNLOAD PDF

17.00-17.15
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POSTERS

Annika Hermann: Systematic collection of different annotation sets from sign language research groups: Towards conventions for sign language annotation DOWNLOAD PDF

Julie A. Hochgesang: Is that a ‘Y’ or an ‘u<EE 1FE<2fE3Ee4hE’?: Preliminary observations on how hand configuration data is represented in different notation systems DOWNLOAD .ZIP FILE

Lisa Monschein: Empirical research of mouth patterns considering sociolinguistic factors: A comparison between the use of mouth patterns of deaf L1- and hearing L2-users of German Sign Language (DGS) DOWNLOAD PDF

Sara Morrissey: An assessment of appropriate sign language representation for machine translation in the healthcare domain DOWNLOAD PDF

Sung-Eun Hong, Thomas Hanke, Susanne König, Reiner Konrad, Gabriele Langer, Christian Rathmann: Elicitation materials and their use in sign language linguistics DOWNLOAD PDF