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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 ...
Languoid, Doculect and Glossonym: Formalizing the Notion ‘Language’
(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?
(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 ...
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 ...
Using automatic alignment to analyze endangered language data: Testing the viability of untrained alignment
While efforts to document endangered languages have steadily increased, the phonetic analysis of endangered language data remains a challenge. The transcription of large documentation corpora is, by itself, a tremendous ...
Assessing agreement level between forced alignment models with data from endangered language documentation corpora
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 ...