11-736 Seminar on Endangered Languages

Alan W Black, Robert Frederking, others TBA

We are pleased to announce that we are again offering this graduate seminar in Fall 2016. The purpose of this seminar is to allow students to better understand the linguistic, social and political issues when working with language technologies for endangered languages. Often in LTI we concentrate on issues of modeling with small amounts of data, or designing optimal strategies for collecting data, but ignore many of the wider practical issues that appear when working with endangered languages.

This seminar will consist of reading books and papers, and having participants give presentations; a few invited talks (e.g. from field linguists, and language advocates) will also be included. It will count for 6 units of LTI course credit. It may be possible for interested students to also carry out a related 6-unit project as a lab.

Date, time and Location to be decided.
First class tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 30 August, 4:30-6:00.

Grade will be based on presentations and class participation.

You can still access the Fall 2015 details webpage.

Please contact AWB or REF if interested, or if you have any questions.

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