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    • Assessing agreement level between forced alignment models with data from endangered language documentation corpora 

      DiCanio, Christian; Nam, Hosung; Whalen, Douglas H.; Bunnell, H. Timothy; Amith, Jonathan D.; Castillo Garcia, Rey (2012)
      Automatic forced alignment between transcriptions has achieved high levels of agreement for languages with large corpora, but the technique holds great promise for work on all languages. Here, we apply two forced alignment ...
    • The Berkeley Interlinear Text Collector (BITC) 

      Good, Jeff; Sprouse, Ronald (2015-11-03)
      The Berkeley Interlinear Text Collector (BITC) is a system for collecting interlinear texts and is especially designed for group collaboration. BITC is installed on a network server, and users access BITC through a web ...
    • Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation 

      Good, Jeff; Childs, Tucker; Mitchell, Alice (University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
      Most language documentation efforts focus on capturing lexico-grammatical information on individual languages. Comparatively little effort has been devoted to considering a language’s sociolinguistic contexts. In parts ...
    • ‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon 

      Good, Jeff (SOAS, 2012)
      A prominent feature of the literature on language documentation has been the importance of designing documentary projects in ways that allow speaker communities to benefit from the work of an outside researcher. Canonical ...
    • Data and language documentation 

      Good, Jeff (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
      The topic of this chapter is the relationship between data and language documentation. Unlike many fields of study, concerns regarding data collection and manipulation play a central role in our understanding of, and ...
    • Deconstructing descriptive grammars 

      Good, Jeff (University of Hawai'i Press, 2012)
      Much work within digital linguistics has focused on the problem of developing concrete methods and general principles for encoding data structures designed for non-digital media into digital formats. This work has been ...
    • The descriptive grammar as a (meta)database 

      Good, Jeff (2004)
      This paper presents a general model for the structure of the traditional descriptive grammar based on a survey of four printed grammars, each of which was chosen as representative of a different "genre": a "best-practice" ...
    • Languoid, Doculect and Glossonym: Formalizing the Notion ‘Language’ 

      Good, Jeff; Cysouw, Michael (University of Hawaii Press, 2013)
      It is perfectly reasonable for laypeople and non-linguistic scholars to use names for languages without reflecting on the proper definition of the objects referred to by these names. Simply using a name like English or ...
    • Practical language development: Whose mission? 

      Good, Jeff; Dobrin, Lise (Linguistic Society of America, 2009)
      The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge and explore the relationship between academic and mission linguistics, focusing on their main areas of overlap, language documentation and fieldwork. Our orientation is ...
    • Valuing technology: Finding the linguist’s place in a new technological universe 

      Good, Jeff (John Benjamins, 2011)
      The focus of this paper is on the relationship between technology and language documentation and description. It is largely inspired by Bird and Simons (2003), or more specifically, section 4 of that paper (Bird and ...
    • What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields 

      Good, Jeff; Di Carlo, Pierpaolo (Oxford University Press, 2014)
      Discussions of endangered languages often frame language death as being associated with the loss of knowledge as embedded in a particular language. At the same time, it is also clear that the losses associated with ...