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LINGUIST List 20.1830

Mon May 11 2009

Books: Lang Documentation/Lexicography: Keegan

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, The Digital Mbay Language Project: Keegan

Message 1: The Digital Mbay Language Project: Keegan
Date: 09-May-2009
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: The Digital Mbay Language Project: Keegan
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Title: The Digital Mbay Language Project
Series Title: LINCOM Digital Language Library 01
Published: 2009
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: John M Keegan
CD: ISBN: 9783895860416 Pages: 500 Price: Europe EURO 99.00 Comment: incl. booklet
Abstract:

This project creates a permanent digital record of Mbay, a Nilo-Saharan
language of the Sara Group spoken in southern Chad. The data from Keegan et
al's 1996 Dictionary of Mbay and from Keegan's 1997 A Reference Grammar of
Mbay has been moved to a digital format that can be accessed from a DVD.

Recordings from native speakers of Mbay are included for the vast majority
of the words and illustrative sentences. Both the dictionary and grammar
have been revised and expanded, and over 1,000 new illustrative sentences
have been added. The language DVD includes the following components:

1. A database containing the Mbay dictionary language data.
2. The grammar in html format.
3. Illustrations and photos from the dictionary in JPG format.
4. Over 18,000 recordings of Mbay words, expressions, and sentences in MP3
format.
5. Language software that provides simple access to this information. The
user views the dictionary data page by page, and can click on words and
sentences to hear them spoken by a native speaker. There are extensive
searching capabilities, and access to the grammar, the help system, and
other information is available from menus.
6. A project containing the dictionary data for use with the Summer
Instititute of Linguistic's Toolbox program.

An accompanying booklet provides an introduction to the project, the Mbay
language and the language software.

This language software has been tested with Microsoft Windows 2000 and
Windows XP. With Windows Vista, it has been tested on a single machine. It
is not intended for use on Linux, Unix or any Apple OS's.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Lexicography

Subject Language(s): Mbay (myb)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=41625


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