Tyranny of Glossing Revisited: Reconsidering Representational Practices of Signed Languages Via Best Practices of Data Citation

2019-10-04T20:55:13Z (GMT) by Julie Hochgesang
Hochgesang, Julie A. (2019). "Tyranny of Glossing Revisited: Reconsidering Representational Practices of Signed Languages Via Best Practices of Data Citation". Invited presentation at "Doing Reproducible and Rigorous Science with Deaf Children, Deaf Communities, and Sign Languages: Challenges and Opportunities" Deaf X Lab Pre-TISLR13 Workshop at Humboldt University of Berlin, 23 September 2019
http://www.deafxlab.com/berlin2019/

Abstract:

My presentation will be about how reliance on glossing as primary representation of signed languages in presentations and publications is problematic and what we can do to address that with technology these days (more multimedia content, links to primary data, etc). I will discuss how we could shift away from an over-reliance on glossing as the main representational devices in our disseminated end-products while recognizing it, in the form of ID glosses maintained by a database linked to annotation files, is currently essential (or is a part of current best practices) for rendering primary data in signed language documentation/corpora machine-readable. And I will also tie it into the ongoing need to make data accessible and citable and stable (i.e., Austin Principles of Data Citation).