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Workshop on Documenting Minority Languages in Nusa Tenggara Timur Indonesia

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Title:Workshop on Documenting Minority Languages in Nusa Tenggara Timur Indonesia
Authors:Jacob, June
Klamer, Marian
Holton, Gary
Keywords:Indonesia
Linguistics
Asia--Lesser Sunda Islands
Grammar, Comparative and general
LC Subject Headings:Lesser Sunda Islands
Linguistics
Date Issued:2018
Publisher:UKAW Kupang
Abstract:The Workshop on Documenting Minority Languages in Nusa Tenggara Timur was held 7-13 May 2018 in Kupang, NTT at the Universitas Kristen Artha Wacana (UKAW). The goal of the workshop was to provide practical training in language documentation for people from Nusa Tenggara Timur with an interest in their local and regional languages, and have the potential to play a major role in documenting these languages. In addition to classroom study, the workshop included three days of field study by eight different teams. These teams visited Desa Bolok (Bahasa Helong), Nekmese and Burain (Bahasa Uab Meto), Pukdale (Bahasa Termanu), and Rote (Bahasa Thie and Bahasa Lole). In addition, Bahasa Abui was studied with Abui speakers living in the Kupang area, and Bahasa Sar was studied with a speaker who was visiting from Pantar. The book contains the initial field reports compiled by each of the eight teams during the three-day field practica. The reports were compiled in a single day on 13 May 2018 and as such should not be considered to be final products. Still, these reports demonstrate the enormous potential of well-trained local documentation teams to complete professional quality documentation in a relatively short amount of time. One of the greatest challenges for documentary linguistics is the lack of capacity, especially in regions were language endangerment is most severe. It is our hope that the workshop participants will continue in their efforts to document local languages and preserve the rich linguistic heritage of NTT.
Description:Brief reports on seven languages of Indonesia, generated by participated in the Workshop on Documenting Minority Languages in Nusa Tenggara Timur Indonesia, May 7-13, 2018. Sponsored by Universitas Kristen Artha Wacana, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the United States National Science Foundation, and the Language Documentation Training Center at the University of Hawaii. Associated media files are archived with PARADISEC: http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/collections/NTT
Pages/Duration:130 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58880
Rights:Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/
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