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Thu Sep 12 2019

Books: Endangered Languages and New Technologies: Jones (ed.)

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Date: 05-Sep-2019
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Subject: Endangered Languages and New Technologies: Jones (ed.)
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Title: Endangered Languages and New Technologies
Published: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Mari C. Jones
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107627840 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107627840 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107627840 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 26.83

Editor’s Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

At a time when many of the world's languages are at risk of extinction, the imperative to document, analyse and teach them before time runs out is very great. At this critical time new technologies, such as visual and aural archiving, digitisation of textual resources, electronic mapping and social media, have the potential to play an integral role in language maintenance and revitalisation. Drawing on studies of endangered languages from around the world - Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America - this volume considers how these new resources might best be applied, and the problems that they can bring. It also re-assesses more traditional techniques of documentation in light of new technologies and works towards achieving a practicable synthesis of old and new methodologies. This accessible volume will be of interest to researchers in language endangerment, language typology and linguistic anthropology, and to community members working in native language maintenance.

Introductory essay. Endangered languages in the new multilingual order per genus et differentiam Nicholas Ostler; Part I. Creating New Technologies for Endangered Languages: 1. The Kiranti comparable corpus: a prototype corpus for the comparison of Kiranti languages and mythology Aimée Lahaussois; 2. European dialect syntax: towards an infrastructure for documentation and research of endangered dialects Sjef Barbiers; 3. Keyboard layouts: lessons from the Meꞌphaa and Sochiapam Chinantec designs Hugh Paterson, III; 4. Rule-based machine translation for Aymara Matt Coler and Petr Homola; 5. Data management and analysis for endangered languages Dorothee Beermann; 6. Endangered languages, technology and learning: immediate applications and long-term considerations Russell Hugo; Part II. Applying New Technologies to Endangered Languages: 7. Digital curation and event-driven methods at the service of endangered languages Bernard Bel and Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus; 8. 'Allant contre vent et mathée': Jèrriais in the twenty-first century Anthony Scott Warren and Geraint Jennings; 9. The use of new technologies in the preservation of an endangered language: the case of Frisian Tjeerd de Graaf, Cor van der Meer and Lysbeth Jongbloed-Faber; 10. Language description and documentation from the native speaker's point of view: the case of the Tundra Yukaghir Cecilia Odé; 11. American Indian sign language: documentary linguistic methodologies and technologies Jeffrey E. Davis.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Written In: English (eng)

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