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dc.contributor.authorBird, S
dc.contributor.editorChowdhury, G
dc.contributor.editorKoo, C
dc.contributor.editorHunter, J
dc.date.available2014-05-22T05:27:36Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000279320900002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationBird, S. (2010). A Scalable Method for Preserving Oral Literature from Small Languages. Chowdhury, G (Ed.) Koo, C (Ed.) Hunter, J (Ed.) ROLE OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN A TIME OF GLOBAL CHANGE, 6102, pp.5-14. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13654-2_2.
dc.identifier.isbn3642136532
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-642-13653-5
dc.identifier.issn0302-9743
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/32227
dc.descriptionInternational Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)
dc.description.abstractCan the speakers of small languages, which may be remote, unwritten, and endangered, be trained to create an archival record of their oral literature, with only limited external support? This paper describes the model of "Basic Oral Language Documentation", as adapted for use in remote village locations, far from digital archives but close to endangered languages and cultures. Speakers of a small Papuan language were trained and observed during a six week period. Linguistic performances were collected using digital voice recorders. Careful speech versions of selected items, together with spontaneous oral translations into a language of wider communication, were also recorded and curated. A smaller selection was transcribed. This paper describes the method, and shows how it is able to address linguistic, technological and sociological obstacles, and how it can be used to collect a sizeable corpus. We conclude that Basic Oral Language Documentation is a promising technique for expediting the task of preserving endangered linguistic heritage.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
dc.source12th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries
dc.subjectLinguistics
dc.titleA Scalable Method for Preserving Oral Literature from Small Languages
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-13654-2_2
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentComputer Science and Software Engineering
melbourne.source.titleROLE OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN A TIME OF GLOBAL CHANGE
melbourne.source.volume6102
melbourne.source.pages5-14
dc.research.codefor2004
melbourne.publicationid147232
melbourne.elementsid324173
melbourne.contributor.authorBird, Steven
dc.identifier.eissn1611-3349
melbourne.event.locationGold Coast, AUSTRALIA
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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