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Viittomien glossit ja ajalliset pituudet [The glosses and temporal durations of signs questions relating to sign language annotation]: annotointityöskentelyyn liittyviä kysymyksiä [questions relating to sign language annotation]
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, Sign Language.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0612-6304
2010 (Finnish)In: Näkökulmia viittomaan ja viittomistoon [Perspectives on sign and lexicon] / [ed] Tommi Jantunen, Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, questions relating to sign language annotation are discussed. ELAN, the computer-assisted annotation tool that has been applied in and tested for sign language annotation since 2002, has already shown its potential in synchronizing sign language texts in video format with transcription. However, during the annotation work two questions have arisen. The first concerns the selection and nature of the gloss for the sign, and the second the duration of the glossed annotation, that is, the question of where the sign begins and ends on a video. These questions have emerged especially from work on the large corpora of sign language texts, and in the teaching of sign language linguistics. The findings discussed here suggest that more unified linguistic transcription conventions should be developed for glossing so that, for example, searching the annotations in ELAN would be easier in the larger sign language corpora made available for researchers and students.

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Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä , 2010.
, Theory and practice in applied linguistics, ISSN 1457-1269 ; 5
Keyword [en]
sign language, gloss, the duration of an annotation, linguistic transcription convention
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General Language Studies and Linguistics General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Sign Language
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-39298ISBN: 978-951-39-3955-7OAI: diva2:319345
Available from: 2010-05-17 Created: 2010-05-17 Last updated: 2014-05-26Bibliographically approved

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