LDTC holds two workshop series each year at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, one over the course of the fall semester and the other in the spring. Each workshop series includes 8 workshops and two banquets designed for participants to share information about their languages and their culture. Advanced LDTC is offered when possible and workshops are tailored to the goals of each language expert.
Time: 4:30-6:30pm, Thursdays September 19 - November 14 Location: Moore Hall Room 575, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus
Visit us to find out the time and location of our next workshops starting in January 2019!
Fall 2019 Schedule
Jessica Charest & Leah Pappas
Jessica Charest and Leah Pappas are both graduate candidates in the Linguistics Department at the University of Hawai‘i. They bring fresh new ideas and a lively spirit to spearheading the efforts of this semester’s workshops, events, and organization.
Led by Jess Charest and Leah Pappas
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
Led by Margaret Ransdell-Green
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.
Led by Amber Camp
Audio recording is essential to language documentation, but being able to navigate using an audio recorder can be difficult. This workshop provides the basics of how to use different types of audio recordings and considerations that must be taken to collect clean data.
Led by Jacob Hakim and Sisilia Gravelle
While audio recording captures the language, it doesn’t capture facial expressions, gestures, the environment, etc. Good video recording requires knowledge of video recorders and equipment, setting up a good shot, and taking the environment into account.
Led by Ashleigh Smith
Wikipedia is one of the most valuable information sites, but its information on endangered languages is lacking. As language activists and experts, it falls on us to improve Wikipedia’s information on the world’s languages. Come learn how to set up an account and edit Wikipedia in an event open to all community members.
Led by TBA
Content of this workshop will be dependent on the interests of our participants and will be announced after our first workshop.
Led by Olivia Bianchini
ELAN is an important tool to transcribing recorded language, but ELAN can be quite difficult to use. Dannii covers the basics of transcribing texts in ELAN and how to add subtitles to video clips.
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.
Join us to celebrate the languages and cultures of our Fall 2019 language experts! Enjoy delicious food and great company.
4:30pm at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies.