World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

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Created: 2012-08-17 17:02
Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: This practical workshop brought university-based researchers in anthropology, geography and linguistics into conversation with representatives from international agencies and organisations that aggregate and disseminate large holdings of ethnographic and linguistic data. Through brief presentations and extended discussions, participants explored innovative ways of visualising cultural and linguistic diversity and shared appropriate techniques and tools for representing endangerment, both cartographically and geospatially.
Presentations were clustered into thematic panels that addressed representations of traditional knowledge in digital domains; online anthropology and digital collections; geospatial tools and community activism; speech atlases and language maps from institutional and community perspectives, and a session focussed on visualisation tools used by language archives. Alongside scholars representing leading research programmes in these fields, were colleagues from UNESCO, Ethnologue, and Alexander Street Press. The workshop opened with a lecture and exhibition by Tim Brookes of the Endangered Alphabets Project.
 

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Affordable and Expedient: Platforms and Technologies for the Capture and Cartographic Presentation of Linguistic and...

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An English language (as opposed to technical and incomprehensible) overview of current technologies and platforms for mapping, from fieldwork to presentation. Emphasis will be...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 28 Aug 2012


Endangered Alphabets

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The Endangered Alphabets Project is a series of carvings, a book and a continuing blog, all of which address the fact that the world has fewer than 100 writing systems and roughly...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 22 Aug 2012


Language Endangerment and Vernacular Literacy - Is There a Link?

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In this paper I shall be using the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger as a basis for exploring the question: is there a link between vernacular literacy and...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 5 Sep 2012


Language Landscape: Mapping the Dynamics of Language Diversity

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languagelandscape.org is a website designed to map language recordings where they were made. Users add audio or video recordings to the map and supply a wide range of linguistic...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 28 Aug 2012


Mapping Endangered Records of Endangered Cultures

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As the global effort to record as much as possible of the world's linguistic diversity proceeds apace there is a great need to ensure the longevity of the records created. While,...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 19 Aug 2012


ScriptSource: Making Information on the World's Scripts and Languages Accessible

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Although there is plenty of script information on the web, there has been a need for a web site to present the information authoritatively and clearly, making it easier to...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Aug 2012


Sustainable Solutions for Endangered Languages Data: The Language Archive

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Language endangerment is by now a well-known topic, and language documentation one well-established academic discipline that aims at addressing this urgent issue. Language...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 28 Aug 2012


TELEMETA: An Audio Content Management System for the Web

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Researchers in the field of humanities disciplines such as anthropology and linguistic work with a wide variety of documents: pictures, sound recordings, videos and so on. The...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 22 Aug 2012


The World Oral Literature Series: An Open Access Collaboration Between WOLP and Open Book Publishers

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Rupert Gatti will speak about the OBP/WOLP joint book series: Open Book Publishers and the World Oral Literature Project teamed up in 2011 to create the World Oral Literature...

Collection: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2012

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 22 Aug 2012