Use of nonmanuals by adult L2 signers in Swedish Sign Language – Annotating the nonmanuals
2014 (English)In: Beyond the Manual Channel. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages. / [ed] Onno Crasborn, Eleni Efthimiou, Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen & Johanna Mesch, 2014, 153-156 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Nonmanuals serve as important grammatical markers for different syntactic constructions, e.g. marking clause types. To account for the acquisition of syntax by L2 SSL learners, therefore, we need to have the ability to annotate and analyze nonmanual signals. Despite their significance, however, these signals have yet to be the topic of research in the area of SSL as an L2. In this paper, we will provide suggestions for annotating the nonmanuals in L2 SSL learners. Data is based on a new SSL as L2 corpus from our ongoing project entitled "L2 Corpus in Swedish Sign Language." In this paper, the combination of our work in grammatical analysis and in the creation of annotating standards for L2 nonmanuals, as well as preliminary results from the project, will be presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 153-156 p.
Swedish Sign Language, L2 signers, Nonmanuals
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Sign Language; Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107008DiVA: diva2:742654
9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014, Reykjavík, Iceland.