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Chapter 3. Training for Language Documentation: Experiences at the School of Oriental and African Studies

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Title: Chapter 3. Training for Language Documentation: Experiences at the School of Oriental and African Studies
Authors: Austin, Peter K.
Keywords: Endangered Languages Project
SOAS
language documentation training
e-learning
Blackboard framework
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Austin, Peter K. 2007. Chapter 3. Training for Language Documentation: Experiences at the School of Oriental and African Studies. In D. Victoria Rau and Margaret Florey (eds). 2007. Documenting and Revitalizing Austronesian Languages. 25-41. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
Series/Report no.: LD&C Special Publication
1
Abstract: Since 2003 the Endangered Languages Project at SOAS has been involved in various types of training for documentation of endangered languages, ranging from one-day workshops through to MA and PhD post-graduate degree programmes. The training events have been attended by specialists, research grantees, students, and members of the general public, and have covered a wide range of topics and involved delivery in a range of contexts and delivery modes, including hands-on practical sessions and e-learning in the Blackboard framework. We have covered both theory and practice of language documentation and endangered language support, including the development of multimedia and curriculum materials for language teaching, some of it experimental and, we think, quite innovative. In this chapter I discuss some of our experiences in developing and running these training workshops and courses, reporting on the models, and successes (and failures) over the past three and a half years. My goal is to share our accumulated knowledge and experience with others with similar interests, and in doing so to advance our understanding of the possibilities for language documentation training.
Sponsor: National Foreign Language Resource Center and University of Hawai‘i Press
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1372
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3309-1
Appears in Collections:LD&C Special Publication No. 1: Documenting and Revitalizing Austronesian Languages



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