Using YouTube as the Primary Transcription and Translation Platform for Remote Corpus Work

Date
2021-11
Authors
Rice, Alexander
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University of Hawaii Press
Abstract
This paper presents a remote corpus work model that was developed between an outside researcher and community collaborator to continue transcription/translation work at a distance with previously collected material in response to the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. The paper describes, in detail, the corpus work model, which is based on Ryan Pennington’s (2014) SayMore-FLEx-ELAN workflow and uses YouTube as the primary transcription/translation platform. The paper also describes the pros, cons, and specific situational context in which this model has proven useful so that other documentation teams in similar contexts might benefit. In addition to simply providing a method of doing corpus work remotely, the model also provides a way to maintain community capacity building at a distance.
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Corpora (Linguistics), YouTube (Electronic resource), Linguistics--Fieldwork
Citation
Rice, Alexander. 2021. Using YouTube as the Primary Transcription and Translation Platform for Remote Corpus Work. Language Documentation & Conservation 15: 514-550.
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