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Documenting Endangered Languages with Linguist’s Assistant

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dc.contributor.authorBeale, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T23:12:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-14T23:12:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03en_US
dc.identifier.citationBeale, Stephen. 2012. "Documenting Endangered Languages with Linguist’s Assistant." Language Documentation & Conservation. 6:104-134.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4500-
dc.description.abstractThe Linguist’s Assistant (LA) is a practical computational paradigm for describing languages. LA contains a meaning-based elicitation corpus that is the starting point and organizing principle from which a linguist describes the linguistic surface forms of a language using LA’s visual lexicon and grammatical rule development interface. This paper presents a brief overview of the semantic representation system that we have designed and discusses the meaning-based elicitation methodology. Next it describes the process by which the linguist enters lexical and grammatical information, then it discusses the ancillary functions of LA that allow for an efficient and accurate language description as well as the facilities for producing written documentation of the language. Videos are included to demonstrate the major functionality of LA.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.format.extent31 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unporteden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United Statesen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/en_US
dc.subjectLinguist's Assistanten_US
dc.subjectdocumentation technologyen_US
dc.subjectcomputational paradigmen_US
dc.titleDocumenting Endangered Languages with Linguist’s Assistanten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
prism.publicationnameLanguage Documentation & Conservationen_US
prism.volume6en_US
Appears in Collections:Volume 06 : Language Documentation & Conservation



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