Swedish Sign Language as Second Language Corpus

SND-ID: 2020-35-1. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58141/pfmm-1323


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johanna Mesch - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Krister Schönström - Stockholm University, Department of Linguistics orcid

Research principal

Stockholm University - Department of Linguistics rorId

Principal's reference number



Swedish Sign Language as Second Language Corpus includes video recordings and documentation of sign language texts, produced by adult hearing second language learners of Swedish Sign Language.

The data selection consists of seven video sequences (.mp4 format) created here with the purpose of serving as illustrative examples for a scientific article on self-repair in L2 learners of Swedish Sign Language.

Data contains personal data


Sensitive personal data


Type of personal data

Video files

Code key exists


Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

2013-09-24 – 2018-12-31

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Language resources

Resource type


Foreseen use

Human use

Video corpus

  • Linguality

  • Language

    • Uncoded languages (mis)

      Svenskt teckenspråk (other)

      Tokens: 40000

  • Modality

    Sign Language
  • Size

    Hours: 25:06

    Tokens: 40000

  • Annotation

    • Other

      Manual annotation

      Annotated elements: Other

    • Modality Annotation: Hand Arm Gestures

      Manual annotation

      Annotated elements: Other

  • Naturality

  • Conversational type

  • Subtitles or captions

  • Description of video content

    Intervjubaserad dialog, eliciterade berättelser
  • Recording environment

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Linguistics


  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
  • Funding agency's reference number: In2008-0276-1-IK

Ethics Review

Stockholm - Ref. 2013/1219-31/5

Topic and keywords

Research area

Humanities and the arts (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Languages and literature (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Schönström, K., & Mesch, J. (2014). Use of nonmanuals by adult L2 signers in Swedish Sign Language – Annotating the nonmanuals. 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages : Beyond the Manual Channel, 153–156. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107008
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107008

Schönström, K. (2021). Sign languages and second language acquisition research : An introduction. In Journal of the European Second Language Association (Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 30–43). https://doi.org/10.22599/jesla.73
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-192432
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22599/jesla.73
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-192432

Mesch, J., Schönström, K., & Embacher, S. (2021). Mouthings in Swedish Sign Language : An exploratory study. In Grazer Linguistische Studien (Vol. 93, pp. 107–135). https://doi.org/10.25364/04.48:2021.93.4
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195936
DOI: https://doi.org/10.25364/04.48:2021.93.4
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-195936

Schönström, K., & Mesch, J. (2014). Use of nonmanuals by adult L2 signers in Swedish Sign Language – Annotating the nonmanuals. In 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages (pp. 153–156). http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107008
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107008
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-107008

Mesch, J., & Schönström, K. (2021). Use and acquisition of mouth actions in L2 sign language learners : A corpus-based approach. In Sign Language and Linguistics (Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 36–62). https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.19003.mes
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.19003.mes
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-187569
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-187569

Mesch, J., & Schönström, K. (2018). From Design and Collection to Annotation of a Learner Corpus of Sign Language. In 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Involving the Language Community (pp. 121–126). http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157148
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157148
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-157148

Schönström, K., & Mesch, J. (2022). Second language acquisition of depicting signs - A corpus-based account. In Language, Interaction and Acquisition (Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 199–230). https://doi.org/10.1075/lia.22005.sch
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-215581
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/lia.22005.sch
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-215581

Mesch, J. (2023). Creating a multifaceted corpus of Swedish Sign Language. In Advances in Sign Language Corpus Linguistics (pp. 242–261). https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.108.09mes
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-215632
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.108.09mes
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:su-215632

Mesch, J. and Schönström, K. (2023), Self-Repair in Hearing L2 Learners’ Spontaneous Signing: A Developmental Study. Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12612
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12612

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Version 1. 2023-05-31

Version 1: 2023-05-31

DOI: https://doi.org/10.58141/pfmm-1323

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Published: 2023-05-31
Last updated: 2023-11-08