Lexical frequency in sign languages.

  title={Lexical frequency in sign languages.},
  author={Trevor Johnston},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  volume={17 2},
Measures of lexical frequency presuppose the existence of corpora, but true machine-readable corpora of sign languages (SLs) are only now being created. Lexical frequency ratings for SLs are needed because there has been a heavy reliance on the interpretation of results of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic experiments in the SL research literature; yet, these experiments have been conducted without the benefit of such measures. In addition, measures of lexical frequency can also guide SL… CONTINUE READING
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