The project

The DGS-Corpus project has two goals:


1. The collection and preparation of sign language data in an annotated corpus


2. The development of a corpus-based electronic DGS - German dictionary


The German Sign Language (DGS) has been explored very little so far. Within the project, language data from different regions in Germany have been filmed and is being edited as a corpus. A team of Deaf and hearing staff members works on annotation and analysis of the corpus. Part of the films will be made available to the Deaf community in Germany as well as to all who are interested. The corpus offers linguists long-term possibilities to analyse various aspects of DGS on an empirical basis.