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An Alternate Aboriginal sign language of Northern Australia

Yolngu Sign Language Corpus


This corpus is a collection of video recordings and ELAN annotations of elicited conversations in Yolngu Sign Language, an alternate sign language used in NT Australia. The data was collected by Anastasia Bauer within Collaborative Research (EUROCORES) EuroBABEL „Better Analyses Based on Endangered Languages“ Projekt „Village Sign“ (led by Ulrike Zeshan) in 2010 in two Aboriginal communinities: Mäpuru and Galiwinku, NT, Australia.

The copies contains 27 videos of elicited monologues (picture description) and spontaneous dialogues.

For more information about the corpus see: Bauer, Anastasia. 2014. The Use of Signing Space in a Shared Sign Language of Australia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,


  • Bauer, Anastasia (ORCID)

Project Information

Project title: Endangered sign languages in village communities
Funder: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Grant ID: 135372766

Cite as

Bauer, Anastasia 2014. Yolngu Sign Language Corpus: An Alternate Aboriginal sign language of Northern Australia.. Data Center for the Humanities.

Archive Information

Date of archiving: 2023-05-16
Size of archival package: 7.9 GB
Contact Name: Felix Rau (DCH)­ ­– 

Data formats

Video recordings: mpeg
Text: docx, pdf