When nonmanuals meet semantics and syntax: towards a practical guide for the segmentation of sign language discourse

Silvia Gabarro-Lopez, Laurence Meurant

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This paper aims to contribute to the segmentation of sign language (SL) discourses by providing an operational synthesis of the criteria that signers use to segment a SL discourse. Such procedure was required when it came to analyse the role of buoys as discourse markers (DMs), which is part of a PhD on DMs in French Belgian SL (LSFB). All buoy markers found in the data had to be differentiated in terms of scope: some markers (like most list buoy markers) seemed to be long range markers, whereas others (like most fragment buoy markers) seemed to have a local scope only. Our practical guide results from a hierarchized and operationalized synthesis of the criteria, which explain the segmentation judgments of deaf (native and non-native) and hearing (non-native) signers of LSFB who were asked to segment a small-scale (1h) corpus. These criteria are a combination of non-manual, semantic and syntactic cues. Our contribution aims to be shared, tested on other SLs and hopefully improved to provide SL researchers who conduct discourse studies with some efficient and easy-to-use guidelines, and avoid them extensive (and time-consuming) annotation of the manual and non-manual cues that are related to the marking of boundaries in SLs.
langue originaleAnglais
Etat de la publicationPublié - 2014
Evénement6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel - Reykjavik, Islande
Durée: 31 mai 2014 → …

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Séminaire6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel
PaysIslande
La villeReykjavik
période31/05/14 → …

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