Equipping university students to document their ancestral languages

Steven Bird, Anastasia Sai, Philip Tama, Sakarape Kamene

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Abstract

This paper describes an experiment with “Basic Oral Language Documentation” involving students from three universities in Papua New Guinea. Students recorded, transcribed and translated a sample of oral literature from their ancestral language, using digital voice recorders. We report a variety of challenges and the methods we used to address them.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: Strategies for Moving Forward - Honolulu, Hawai'i
Duration: 11 Feb 201113 Feb 2011
Conference number: 2nd

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
CityHonolulu, Hawai'i
Period11/02/1113/02/11

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    Bird, S., Sai, A., Tama, P., & Kamene, S. (2011). Equipping university students to document their ancestral languages. Paper presented at International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, Hawai'i, .