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The Database of Lexical Variation in Russian Sign Language

The Database of Lexical Variation in Russian Sign Language is a collection of Russian Sign Language variants. Signs in the The Database of Lexical Variation in Russian Sign Language were collected via an online platform. Signers were asked to record multiple variants of signs from different semantic fields (kinship terms, color terms, school-related lexicon, numerals) starting with the one they used most. 90 words were presented in written Russian without context. Data collection took place in Juli and August 2020.

Signs from approximately 270 participants were collected. Most participants came from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ryazan or Novosibirsk and are between 15 and 35 years old. More than 19000 videos were recorded.

The Database of Lexical Variation in Russian Sign Language was built by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow in cooperation with sign language linguists.

Languages Russian Sign Language, Russian
Size more than 19000 signs
Linguistic Information Citation form, keyword in Russian, sociolinguistic information on signer
Licence The Database of Lexical Variation in Russian Sign Language Licence
Access Public access via browsable homepage
Webpage https://rsl-research-explore.garagemca.org/ (in Russian)
Institution Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow
Publications Kimmelman et al. (2022)

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This entry was last modified on 11 January 2023.