Documenting and Researching Endangered Languages: The Pangloss Collection

dc.contributor.author Michailovsky, Boyd en_US
dc.contributor.author Mazaudon, Martine en_US
dc.contributor.author Michaud, Alexis en_US
dc.contributor.author Guillaume, Séverine en_US
dc.contributor.author François, Alexandre en_US
dc.contributor.author Adamou, Evangelia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-03T21:48:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-03T21:48:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Pangloss Collection is a language archive developed since 1994 at the Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale (LACITO) research group of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It contributes to the documentation and study of the world’s languages by providing free access to documents of connected, spontaneous speech, mostly in endangered or under-resourced languages, recorded in their cultural context and transcribed in consultation with native speakers. The Collection is an Open Archive containing media files (recordings), text annotations, and metadata; it currently contains over 1,400 recordings in 70 languages, including more than 400 transcribed and annotated documents. The annotations consist of transcription, free translation in English, French and/or other languages, and, in many cases, word or morpheme glosses; they are time-aligned with the recordings, usually at the utterance level. A web interface makes these annotations accessible online in an interlinear display format, in synchrony with the sound, using any standard browser. The structure of the XML documents makes them accessible to searching and indexing, always preserving the links to the recordings. Long-term preservation is guaranteed through a partnership with a digital archive. A guiding principle of the Pangloss Collection is that a close association between documentation and research is highly profitable to both. This article presents the collections currently available; it also aims to convey a sense of the range of possibilities they offer to the scientific and speaker communities and to the general public. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Michailovsky, Boyd, Martine Mazaudon, Alexis Michaud, Séverine Guillaume, Alexandre François, and Evangelia Adamou. 2014. Documenting and Researching Endangered Languages: The Pangloss Collection. Language Documentation & Conservation. 8: 119-135 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4621
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject Pangloss Collection en_US
dc.subject archive en_US
dc.subject language documentation en_US
dc.subject Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale en_US
dc.subject LACITO en_US
dc.subject endangered languages en_US
dc.title Documenting and Researching Endangered Languages: The Pangloss Collection en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 135 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 119 en_US
prism.volume 8 en_US
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