LINGUIST List 15.1629

Mon May 24 2004

FYI: Flemish Sign Language Dictionary Online

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  1. Myriam Vermeerbergen, Flemish Sign Language Dictionary Online

Message 1: Flemish Sign Language Dictionary Online

Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 21:28:24 +0200
From: Myriam Vermeerbergen <>
Subject: Flemish Sign Language Dictionary Online

Dear colleagues,

Yesterday the first Flemish�Sign Language - Dutch / Dutch - Flemish
Sign Language dictionary was launched. It is an on-line�basic
dictionary which contains over 2000 Dutch entries and over 6000 signs
from Flemish Sign Language (VGT)�(including regional variants). The
signs can be read through SignWriting and can be seen as moving
pictures (although not all of the films are ready yet; they are being
added on a daily basis). You can search the dictionary in two
directions: from the Dutch written word or from the Flemish Sign
Language�sign (with a search platform based on SignWriting).�

At the moment�everything is still in Dutch�and/or VGT, but information
in English will be added shortly.�

The website can be found at:�and can be
accessed freely.

The�VGT�Dictionary team:��

Kristof De Weerdt (Ghent University)

Mieke Van Herreweghe (Ghent University)

Katrien Van Mulders (Ghent University)

Myriam Vermeerbergen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Jan Adriaenssens (University Antwerp)

Steven Aerts (University Antwerp)

Bart Braem (University Antwerp)
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