Leah Pappas and Olivia Bianchini 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.
Language Endangerment, Attitudes, and Traditional Knowledge
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
Phonology and Orthography
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.
ELAN & Subtitling for Youtube
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.
Bilingualism and Language Revitalization
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..