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: 5:30-7:30pm, Wednesdays September 12 - 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 2018 Schedule
Jenny Sou and Leah Pappas are both PhD candidates in the Linguistics Department at the University of Hawai‘i, focusing on language endangerment. They bring fresh new ideas and a lively spirit to spearheading the efforts of this semester’s workshops, events, and organization.
Led by Ashleigh Surma
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 Amber Camp
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 Sydney Ludlow
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 Noella Handley
Once the phonology of a language is established, it’s possible to analyze the structure of words. This workshop covers the basics of morphological analysis. We learn what a morpheme is and how to identify them, and we create recordings for analysis.
Led by Olivia Bianchini
Current standards in language documentation encourage researchers to video record their sessions. In this workshop, we learn how to work with a video camera, set up a great shot, and then we practice filming conversations and stories.
Led by Kevin Baetcher
We communicate in sentences, and even the slightest change in how the sentence is arranged can change the meaning of the message. This workshop covers the basics of syntactic analysis. We analyze sentences in each speaker’s language and analyze their structure.
Led by Leah Pappas
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..