Basic oral language documentation

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Date:
2010
Sponsored By:
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Part Of Series:
Language Documentation and Conservation, Volume 4
Extent:
pages 254-268
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 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. (written annotation)
Description:
This is the published version of the conference paper presented at 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), March 2009. See http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/6119
Publication Status:
Published
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Subject:
oral language documentation
oral annotation
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Entry Number:
43032