Led by Anna Belew Learn about language endangerment and why we should document endangered languages. We also discuss how speaker attitudes towards their own language can influence the future of a language
Phonology & Orthography
Led by Kevin Baetcher The first steps to documenting a language is understanding what sounds are in the language. In this workshop, we discuss how to identify sounds in a language, using the IPA in this process, and why the development of an orthography can be so difficult.
Video & Audio Recording
Led by Jacob Hakim Audio and video recording are essential to language documentation, but being able to make quality recordings can be difficult. This workshop teaches how to make a good recording with technology you have at home but also covers using video and audio recorders.
Metadata & File Management
Led by Jenny Sou
The ultimate destination of any language data is an archive. Depositing your data in an archive will be greatly facilitated by following good metadata and file naming practices. This workshop will go over the basics of keeping data clean and navigable.
Morphology & Syntax
Led by Peter Schuelke Once the phonology of a language is established, it’s more feasible to analyze the structure of words and sentences. This workshop discusses what morphemes are, the basics of syntactic analysis, and how to identify the grammatical functions of morphemes.
Guest talk: Getting your language recognized by Unicode
Led by Craig Cummings of the Unicode Consortium A special guest presentation on getting your language recognized by Unicode and facilitating its usage online. This presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with webinar organizers pertaining to any topic of language documentation of your interest.
Traditional Knowledge & Biodiversity
Led by A.L. Blake
When a language dies, traditional knowledge such as oral histories, traditions, knowledge about local plants and animals, cooking techniques, medicinal practices and more also disappear. This workshop details the kind of valuable traditional knowledge that can be found in language with a particular focus on ecological knowledge.
Revitalization & Resources for Funding
Led by Danielle Yarbrough
The interconnectedness of bilingualism and language revitalization is discussed in this workshop. Examples of programs and projects across the world, as well as right here in Hawai‘i, are explored. We also introduce different sources of funding that language documentarians can apply for.