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Basic oral language documentation

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Item Summary Reiman, D. Will 2010-12-20T03:03:03Z 2010-12-20T03:03:03Z 2010-12
dc.identifier.citation Reiman, D. Will. 2010. Basic oral language documentation. Language Documentation & Conservation 4. 254-268.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.description.abstract Since at least 1992, when Michael Krauss presented the topic of language endangerment in Language, linguists have been wrestling with the problem that languages are disappearing from the earth faster than they can be satisfactorily documented. This paper advocates a methodology for documenting languages that minimizes the use of high-cost means of recording comments on recorded language data (written annotation), focusing instead on making low-cost means (oral annotation) more effective. I present here a brief history of the origins of the method, detail how the annotation process is executed, and evaluate its effectiveness in several dimensions. Finally, since it is an emerging technique, I will also discuss the directions in which the research on this methodology ought to develop.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.format.extent 15 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
dc.subject oral language documentation
dc.subject oral annotation
dc.title Basic oral language documentation
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
dc.rights.cccode by-nc-nd-nsa
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 4
prism.startingpage 254
prism.endingpage 268
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