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    Linguistic Data Management
    Thieberger, N ; Berez, AL ; Thieberger, N (Oxford University Press, 2012-09-18)
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    Computers in Field Linguistics
    Thieberger, N (Elsevier, 2006)
    Computers have been associated with field linguistics from their earliest days, as witness the enthusiasm with which computers were embraced by linguists, from mainframe computers in the 1960s to personal computers in the 1980s. While initially it was common to force our efforts into the framework provided by particular software, we are now more aware of the need to see the data itself as the primary concern of the analyst and not the software that we use to manipulate the data. Inasmuch as it allows us to carry out the main functions desired by a field linguist, software is a tool through which our data passes, the data becoming transformed in some way, but surviving the journey sufficiently to live on, independent of any software, into the future.
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    EOPAS, the EthnoER online representation of interlinear text
    Schroeter, R ; THIEBERGER, N ; Barwick, L. ; Thieberger, N. (University of Sydney, 2006)
    One of the goals of the Australian Research Council-funded E-research project called Sharing access and analytical tools for ethnographic digital media using high speed networks, or simply EthnoER, is to take outputs of normal linguistic analytical processes and present them online in a system we have called the EthnoER online presentation and annotation system, or EOPAS. EthnoER has twenty-three chief investigators from ten organisations, both Australian and international, at Universities and other agencies, including the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), language centres and language archives. The project includes a set of testbed projects with varying requirements for online annotation and presentation of data. We aim to provide online mechanisms for annotating data in order that, for example, archival media files can be annotated by experts with local knowledge and that samples of that media, perhaps a three minute chunk, can be presented so that users can get a sense of the quality of the recording and other information that may influence their decision to download the whole file.
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    Cybraries in paradise: New technologies and ethnographic repositories
    Barwick, L ; Thieberger, N ; Kapitzke, C ; Bruce, BC (Routledge, 2013-01-01)
    Digital technologies have altered research practices surrounding creation and use of ethnographic field recordings, and the methodologies and paradigms of the disciplines centered around their interpretation. In this chapter we discuss some examples of our current research practices as fieldworkers documenting music and language in the Asia-Pacific region in active engagement with the cultural heritage communities, and as developers and curators of the digital repository PARADISEC (the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures: ). We suggest a number of benefits that the use of digital technologies can bring to the recording of material from small and endangered cultures, and to its re-use by communities and researchers.
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    Extinction in whose terms? which parts of a language constitute a target for language maintenance programmes?
    Thieberger, N ; BRADLEY, D ; BRADLEY, M (RoutledgeCurzon, 2013-01-01)
    Structural linguistics has a particular view of the integrity of language which may be detrimental to the construction of appropriate language maintenance programmes for small indigenous languages. In this paper I outline ways in which 'affective' use of language may be the most useful target of language programmes in some situations. Fluency in a language may not be the achievable outcome of a language course for a number of reasons, not least among them being the enormity of the task perceived by learners of the language. For languages with few or no speakers we should be able to construct language programmes in which the use of a small number of terms in the target language, for purposes of identity, is a sufficient and realistic outcome.
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    Sharing data in small and endangered languages: Cataloging and metadata, formats, and encodings
    Thieberger, N ; Jacobson, M ; Grenoble, L ; Furbee, NL (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010-11-25)
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    Steps toward a grammar embedded in data
    THIEBERGER, N ; Epps, P ; Arkhipov, A (Walter de Gruyter, 2009-06-05)
    This volume continues the tradition of presenting the latest findings by typologists and field linguists, relevant to general linguistic theory and research methodology.
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    Word-initial geminates and stress in Pattani Malay
    Hajek, J ; Goedemans, R (WALTER DE GRUYTER & CO, 2003-01-01)