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Sampling shared sign languages

De Vos, C. (2016). Sampling shared sign languages. Sign Language Studies, 16(2), 204-226. doi:10.1353/sls.2016.0002.
This article addresses some of the theoretical questions, ethical considerations, and methodological decisions that guided the creation of the Kata Kolok corpus as well as the Kata Kolok child signing corpus. This discussion is relevant to the formation of prospective sign corpora that aim to portray the various sociolinguistic landscapes in which sign languages, whether rural or urban, emerge and evolve.
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