This network will bring together wide-ranging expertise and project experience relating to a rapidly expanding area of work, the construction and exploitation of sign language corpora. The applicant and foreign research groups unite experience from language technology (Greece), linguistics (Netherlands, Sweden), second language acquisition (UK, Germany) and sign language interpreting (UK, Germany). The aims of the network are the following:
• Sharing academic work on the large-scale capture, coding and analysis of sign language data.
• Developing a stable network to support collaboration and stimulate growth and innovation in sign language corpus linguistics and technology.
• Uniting technical, computational, linguistic and educationally oriented sign language corpus projects in a collective humanities interest.
Bringing together knowledge and experience pertaining to signed language corpora. The permanent resource that has resulted from the project: http://www.signlanguagecorpora.org