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SLEXIL: User-centred software for community language documentation

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Title:SLEXIL: User-centred software for community language documentation
Authors:Beck, David
Shannon, Paul
Keywords:web application
language sustainability
time-aligned transcription
Date Issued:Aug 2020
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Beck, David & Paul Shannon. 2020. SLEXIL: User-centred software for community language documentation. Language Documentation & Conservation 14: 488-502.
Abstract:SLEXIL (Software Linking ELAN XML to Illuminated Language) is a web application designed to allow users to create animated HTML files from time-aligned transcriptions made in ELAN. Unlike earlier projects with similar goals, SLEXIL is a zero-installation web app developed strictly on user-centred principles, designed with the goal of transferring as much of the technical expertise needed for the process away from the user and onto the maintainers and developers of the software. While SLEXIL itself is rather modest and built for a very specific purpose, we feel that its design is proof of concept for the next generation of user-centred software applications developed for linguists, community language activists, teachers, and others involved in Indigenous and Minority Language Sustainability.
Pages/Duration:15 pages
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
Journal:Language Documentation & Conservation
Appears in Collections: Volume 14 : Language Documentation & Conservation

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