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What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields
(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 ...
Deconstructing descriptive grammars
(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 ...
‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon
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
(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 ...
Valuing technology: Finding the linguist’s place in a new technological universe
(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 ...