Welcome on the web site of e-LIS!
e-LIS is the name of a research project concerned with Italian Sign Language (LIS) carried out by the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism in collaboration with ALBA - a cooperative in Turin - and thanks to the financial support of the European Social Fund.
Its objective is to develop the first bilingual electronic LIS-Italian dictionary to be made available to the public free of charge via the internet.
Besides the dictionary, which will be periodically enriched by new signs and lemmata as it is an online work in progress, the research team has also provided a forum service where deaf and hearing users of the dictionary can share news and information but also comment on the site and on the lexicographic work. Through the forum pages, the users will judge the legibility of the content published and the acceptability of the signs glossed. Moreover, they can give us hints about the geographic variants of the signs, thus monitoring and validating the dictionary.