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.
Language Endangerment, Attitudes, and Traditional Knowledge
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
Phonology and Orthography
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.
Audio Recording and Archiving
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.
Choose your own adventure
Led by TBA Content of this workshop will be dependent on the interests of our participants and will be announced after our first workshop.
ELAN & Subtitling for Youtube
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.
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..
Closing Ceremony & Project Presentations
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.