This chapter describes the methods used in data collection and information about the fieldwork trips, the stimuli used, the participants and the subsequent data annotation for the YSL research.
The chapter is organized as follows: section 4.1 describes the places where the data were collected, 4.2 explains what types of data were gathered and what elicitation methods were used. In section 4.3 I present the essential information about the participants of the study before discussing the transcription and encoding of the collected sign language material in 4.4.
The analysis presented here is based on data primarily collected during two periods of fieldwork between August 2009 and July 2010. On the first ...