Motion capture

Technical means by which positions or orientations of corporal elements are recording during an activity. It is used, in particular, in the study of sign language, of gesture, and of visible articulators lips, chin. Three main techniques can be distinguished, (1) mechanical, which refers to accelerometers placed on the body or an exoskeleton/glove which use … Read more

Multilingual / plurilingual (corpus)

Here plurilingual corpus means any corpus whose recorded data involve bilingual or plurilingual speakers, handling several languages in the recordings. The ratings take into account these differences, crucial for research on bi / plurilingualism, phenomena of heteroglossia, code variation (code-blending and code switching), linguistic ideology, acquisition of a second language, etc. We distinguish this situation … Read more


Human communication involves the simultaneous use of several channels, under several modalities, all participating in interpersonal interaction. These channels include the audio-phonatory modality (speech) and the visuo-gestural modality (glances, gestures, other movements and positions of the body, signs…), the latter constituting the main modality defining the sign languages, which are organized into systems of different … Read more