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Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages

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Title:Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages
Authors:Bow, Catherine
Christie, Michael
Devlin, Brian
Keywords:Aboriginal languages
Language Archive
living archive of aboriginal languages
Australian languages
Date Issued:Oct 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Bow, Catherine, Michael Christie, and Brian Devlin. 2014. Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages. Language Documentation & Conservation 8. 345-360.
Abstract:The fluctuating fortunes of Northern Territory bilingual education programs in Australian
languages and English have put at risk thousands of books developed for these
programs in remote schools. In an effort to preserve such a rich cultural and linguistic
heritage, the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages project is establishing an open
access, online repository comprising digital versions of these materials. Using web
technologies to store and access the resources makes them accessible to the communities
of origin, the wider academic community, and the general public. The process
of creating, populating, and implementing such an archive has posed many interesting
technical, cultural and linguistic challenges, some of which are explored in this paper
Description:National Foreign Language Resource Center
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
Journal:Language Documentation & Conservation
Appears in Collections: Volume 08 : Language Documentation & Conservation

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