We Have a New Site!
With the help of your donations
we have been making good progress on designing and launching our new website
Check it out at https://linguistlist.org/
***We are still in our beta stages for the new site--if you have any feedback, be sure to let us know at webdevlinguistlist.org
Endangered Metadata for Endangered Languages Data (E-MELD)
The aim of E-MELD
, an ambitious collaborative project, funded by National Science Foundation (SES-1099652; 2000-2006) was to build an architecture for effective collaboration between linguists working on endangered languages. A major goal was to develop consensus on best practice standards for metadata, linguistic annotation, and language identification, thereby facilitating the widest possible access to data in a maximally useful form.
The E-MELD School of Best Practice
is a rich compendium of this information, and includes a module that focuses on:
- Case Studies
- a Classroom in which users can learn about standards
- a Reading Room
- a Work Room
- a Tool Room
- an Ask an Expert facility that provides answers to questions that linguists may have
The aim of the School is to guide the linguist from data collection in the field to digitally archiving the data and descriptions in a stable respository where they can be easily stored and retrieved by researchers worldwide.