ELDP Grantee Training
27 March - 3 April 2012
Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Programme
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh St, Russell Square
London WC1H OXG ... map
Venue: SOAS Main building, Russel Square, Room R201 (Rausing Room on the second floor).
The ELDP training workshop for 2011 will provide a variety of formal, informal and practical sessions dealing with topics in language documentation including fieldwork, collection and management of data, archiving, audio, video, and ethics. This workshop will take a group-based "workflow" approach, proceeding from issues and practicalities in collecting primary materials (audio, video), to analysing and archiving them.
|Visual mode of Language (MS/TC)
||Video Review/ Transfer & Conversion
|Workflow and software integration|
Language Documentation and
|Metadata and Metadocumentation (PA)
Lunch, including private consultation with ELDP.
|Orthography Development (FL)
|Data Collection Methods
- Attendance of this course is limited to invitees.
- Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop computers
and recording equipment if practical.
- Lunch will be provided.
- This is a preliminary course outline
Defining documentation | Fieldwork methods and ethics | Archiving and data handling | EMELD School of Best Practice | Encoding | Video and documentation | Multimedia and documentation | Microphones
There are also many good sources on the web - many are catalogued
in our catalogue of Online
Resources for Endangered Languages.
Below are some recommended links.
Nikolaus Himmelmann: Documentary and descriptive linguistics (full version). In Osamu Sakiyama and Fubito Endo eds. Lectures on Endangered Languages: 5 (Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim, Kyoto, 2002)
Tony Woodbury: Defining Documentary Linguistics
Fieldwork methods and ethics
Collette Grinevald: Speakers and documentation of endangered
AIATSIS: Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies
Archiving and data handling
Peter Austin: Documentation and your data
Heidi Johnson: Language Documentation and Archiving, or How to
Build a Better Corpus
Bird and Simon's paper "Seven dimensions of portability"
David Nathan and Peter Austin: Reconceiving metadata:
language documentation standards through thick and thin
Peter Austin's paper on taming Shoebox
EMELD School of Best Practice
A large amount of excellent material can be found at the E-MELD
School of Best Practice (http://www.emeld.org/school/).
We recommend reading at least the following sections from
- Mediatypes (audio, video)
- Documentation Types (Annotation, Lexicon)
Jost Gippert: Linguistic Documentation and The Encoding of
Jukka Korpela: A tutorial on character code issues
Video and documentation
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal (Language Description and "The New Paradigm": What Linguists May Learn from Ethnocinematographers
Multimedia and documentation
David Nathan: Developing multimedia documentation
David Nathan and Eva Csató: Multimedia: A Community-Oriented
Information and Communication Technology
David Nathan's article on microphones
Peter Patrick: Beginners’ Notes about Using Microphones