Language Documentation and Description Volume 2
Language Documentation and Description (Peter Austin ed.) is a collection of papers dealing with three topics in language documentation:
- training and capacity building for endangered languages communities
- multimedia documentation
Most of the papers arose from workshops
held at SOAS in November 2003 and February 2004. They represent important contributions to the theory and practice of the new field of
language documentation by some of the leading scholars in the field, along with contributions
from younger researchers. The volume will be of interest to anyone concerned with documenting
and describing languages.
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Peter K. Austin
- Dictionary making in endangered speech communities
- Language endangerment, language documentation and capacity building: challenges from New Guinea
William A. Foley
- Countering purism: confronting the emergence of new varieties in a training program for community language workers
- The need for capacity building in Mexico. Misión de Chichimecas, a case study
- Training speakers of indigenous languages of Latin America at a US university
Anthony C. Woodbury and Nora C. England
- Linguistic study by speakers: efforts of an Institute
- Capacity building for some endangered languages of Russia: voices from Tundra and Taiga
Tjeerd de Graaf and Hidetoshi Shiraishi
- Capacity building in an African context
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
- Language planning in West Africa - who writes the script?
- Language documentation and archiving, or how to build a better corpus
- Documentation in practice: developing a linked media corpus of South Efate
- Planning multimedia documentation
- Reconceiving metadata: language documentation through thick and thin
David Nathan and Peter K. Austin
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