Alan W Black, Robert Frederking, Laura Tomokiyo
We are pleased to announce that we are again offering this graduate seminar in Fall 2019. 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.
Grade will be based on presentations and class participation.
You can still access the Fall 2017 details webpage. (This course is now being offered once every two years, in the fall semester.)
Please contact AWB, LMT, or REF if interested, or if you have any questions.
Class dates and material covered:
|08/30/2019||Introduction; Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project||AWB|
|09/06/2019||Crystal Ch. 1 and 5||AWB|
|09/13/2019||Orality, Writing systems||REF/LMT|
|09/20/2019||Working with indigenous communities||LMT|
|10/04/2019||Speech technology/Unwritten languages||AWB|
|10/18/2019||Initial Project Discussions||All|
|10/25/2019||Community Day: off||Nobody|
|11/01/2019||Swadesh Homework results||All|
|11/08/2019||"Put" videos/"Pear" story video||AWB/All|
|11/29/2019||Thanksgiving Day||Native Americans|