The uses of corpora in L1 and L2/LN sign language pedagogy

Lorraine Leeson, Jordan Fenlon, Johanna Mesch, Carmel Grehan, Sarah Sheridan

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This chapter explores the use of sign language corpora in L1 and L2/Ln sign language classes. We discuss how corpora have been developed and used by linguists working on spoken and, more recently, signed languages. The corpora can be leveraged for pedagogic purposes. Examples from corpora-based pedagogical practice in Sweden, Ireland, and Australia are offered. We outline some possible future pedagogical applications of sign language corpora and propose some research pathways that presently remain unexplored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy
EditorsRussell S. Rosen
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315406824
ISBN (Print)9781138222823
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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