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Signers of various sign languages

The project “Fundamentals of formal properties of nonmanuals: A quantitative approach” (NONMANUAL) is funded by the European Research Council, PI: Vadim Kimmelman. It will run from January 2023 to December 2027.

The project will study facial expressions and body and head movements in five different sign languages, using large datasets, Computer Vision and advanced statistical analysis.

Project Abstract
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Project abstract

Read a short summary of NONMANUAL here.

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Pilot studies

Several pilot studies have been conducted as part of preparation for NONMANUAL.

Vadim Kimmelman

Prestigious grant for sign language researcher

Linguistics professor Vadim Kimmelman receives high-level funding from the EU. Now he will be able to build a research team and explore different properties in five different sign languages.

Literary analysis with Computer Vision
Snapshot from a liteary piece in Lithuanian Sign Language

Analyzing Literary Texts in Lithuanian Sign Language

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This project is funded by the European Union (ERC, NONMANUAL, 101039378). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.