Creating a corpus of Auslan within an Australian national corpus

Trevor Johnston

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    Abstract

    Annotations are an important resource in corpus-based linguistic research. In fact, the most essential feature of a modern SL corpus should be that it has been annotated and not--as is commonly assumed--that it has been transcribed. Using the example of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) this paper describes how multimedia annotation software can now be used to transform a language recording into a machine-readable text without it first being transcribed, provided that conventional linguistic units are systematically and consistently identified. A subcorpus of the signed language of the Australian deaf community will be a valuable component of an Australian National Corpus.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSelected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus
    Subtitle of host publicationMustering Languages
    EditorsMichael Haugh, Kate Burridge, Jean Mulder, Pam Peters
    Place of PublicationSomerville, MA, USA
    PublisherCascadilla Proceedings Project
    Pages87-95
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9781574734355
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventHCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus - Sydney
    Duration: 4 Dec 20095 Dec 2009

    Workshop

    WorkshopHCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus
    CitySydney
    Period4/12/095/12/09

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