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Language Documentation and Archives in South America

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Item Summary Seifart, Frank Drude, Sebastian Franchetto, Bruna Gasché, Jürg Golluscio, Lucía Manrique, Elizabeth 2008-06-25T09:45:18Z 2008-06-25T09:45:18Z 2008-06
dc.identifier.citation Seifart, Frank, Sebastian Drude, Bruna Franchetto, Jürg Gasché, Lucía Golluscio, and Elizabeth Manrique. 2008. Language documentation and archives in South America. Language Documentation & Conservation 2(1):130-140.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses a set of issues related to language documentation that are not often explicitly dealt with in academic publications, yet are highly important for the development and success of this new discipline. These issues include embedding language documentation in the socio-political context not only at the community level but also at the national level, the ethical and technical challenges of digital language archives, and the importance of regional and international cooperation among documentation activities. These issues play a major role in the initiative to set up a network of regional language archives in three South American countries, which this paper reports on. Local archives for data on endangered languages have recently been set up in Iquitos (Peru), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and in various locations in Brazil. An important feature of these is that they provide fast and secure access to linguistic and cultural data for local researchers and the language communities. They also make data safer by allowing for regular update procedures within the network.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.subject South America
dc.subject Iquitos
dc.subject Peru
dc.subject Brazil
dc.subject Buenos Aires
dc.subject Argentina
dc.subject socio-political context
dc.subject digital language archive
dc.subject regional and international cooperation
dc.title Language Documentation and Archives in South America
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 2
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 130
prism.endingpage 140
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