The LESCO Corpus is a collection of videos of Costa Rican Sign Language signers. Of a total of 196 filming sessions, producing 34 hours of recording and involving 141 signers 44 films showing 27 signers and totalling in 2 hours of recodring were selected for the corpus.
The corpus was produced between 2010 and 2013 in a project led by Alejandro Oviedo and Christian Ramírez Valerio.
The signers are filmed in a dialogic situation with a Deaf researcher present. Filming was done with two to three cameras, filming each participant and – for some filming – a close-up of the informants face. The data contains elicitation with a structured interview based on a questionaire, unstructured dialogue between informant and a Deaf researcher, unstructured dialogue between two informants, narration of a cartoon short film and free narration about personal anecdotes.
On basis of the LESCO Corpus the Dictionary of LESCO and a grammar of LESCO are created.
|Language||Costa Rican Sign Language|
34 hours of recording
44 films selected for the corpus
141 participants in total of which 27 were selected for the corpus
32 years old in avarage
13 female, 14 male
From Central Valles
|Metadata Format||not available|
|Translation||Spanish, size unknown|
Translation and ID-glosses in Spanish, manual and non-manual parameters annotated
Made by five Deaf LESCO users
|Institution||Centro Nacional de Recursos para la Educación Inclusiva (CENAREC)|
|Publications||Oviedo and Ramírez Valerio (2018)|
Articles mentioned above
- Alejandro Oviedo, Christian Ramírez Valerio (2018). "The LESCO Corpus. Data for the Description of Costa Rican Sign Language". In: Proceedings of the LREC2018 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Involving the Language Community (Miyazaki, Japan). Ed. by Mayumi Bono, Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen, Johanna Mesch, Yutaka Osugi. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA), pp. 167-170. ISBN: 979-10-95546-01-6.
This entry was last modified on 6 January 2023.