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The signs are looking good for BSL users

The signs are looking good for BSL users | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A NEW British Sign Language dictionary has been created based on signs used by deaf people from all over the UK.
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The article discusses the BSL Signbank developed by the ESRC-funded Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre based at University College London.

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Sign language dialects “in decline” report researchers

Sign language dialects are under threat, according to researchers at the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) at University College London.

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The article is based on the findings from The British Sign Language Corpus Project (2008-2011) funded by the ESRC and carried out by the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre at University College London.

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BSL SignBank: The first usage-based sign language dictionary

Now anyone with an interest in British Sign Language (BSL) will have access to the first ever usage-based dictionary created at one of the world’s leading research Universities

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre

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CMO's report highlights need for more research into hearing loss and dementia link

CMO's report highlights need for more research into hearing loss and dementia link | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies publishes the second volume of her annual report, highlighting a link between hearing loss and dementia. Action on Hearing Loss responds to the report's findings.

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Article mentions joint report with Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, which is funded by the ESRC.

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