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The threefold potential of language documentation

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Title: The threefold potential of language documentation
Authors: Seifart, Frank
Issue Date: Aug 2012
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Seifart, Frank. 2012. The threefold potential of language documentation. In Frank Seifart, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts, and Paul Trilsbeek (eds). 2012. Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization. 1-6. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
Series/Report no.: LD&C Special Publication
Abstract: In the past 10 or so years, intensive documentation activities, i.e. compilations of large, multimedia corpora of spoken endangered languages have contributed to the documentation of important linguistic and cultural aspects of dozens of languages. As laid out in Himmelmann (1998), language documentations include as their central components a collection of spoken texts from a variety of genres, recorded on video and/or audio, with time-aligned annotations consisting of transcription, translation, and also, for some data, morphological segmentation and glossing. Text collections are often complemented by elicited data, e.g. word lists, and structural descriptions such as a grammar sketch. All data are provided with metadata which serve as cataloguing devices for their accessibility in online archives. These newly available language documentation data have enormous potential.
Sponsor: National Foreign Language Resource Center
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4510
ISBN: 978-0-9856211-0-0
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Appears in Collections:LD&C Special Publication No. 3: Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization



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