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‘Frog, where are you?’ – looking for a frog in ELAR

This week on the ELAR blog, ELAR’s Senior Archive Assistant and Communications Officer Leonore Lukschy writes about her search for frog story data in ELAR, and the importance of metadata in endangered languages archives. By Leonore Lukschy Endangered languages archives provide large amounts of materials on underdescribed languages around the world. In times when linguistic

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Harvesting an archival deposit for your linguistics dissertation

By Jonas Lau This week on the ELAR Blog, ELAR depositor Jonas Lau tells us about his experience working with somebody else’s ELAR deposit for his MA dissertation. After finishing his MA in Language Documentation and Description at SOAS, Jonas went on to study a PhD in Linguistics at the Universität zu Köln, receiving an

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‘Which Language Should I Document? Some concrete suggestions from diversity and endangerment’ by Harald Hammarström

Harald Hammarström, December 1, 2019 Are you looking to do a description of an endangered un(der)documented language but you are not sure which to choose? Then this may be the document for you. Let us take as point of departure the idea that we want to prioritise to document (i) the most endangered language which

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Introducing DoReCo: Language Documentation Reference Corpora

On the ELAR blog this week, we are introducing the DoReCo project (Language Documentation Reference Corpus). DoReCo started in March 2019 and is a French-German collaborative project that brings together spoken language corpora from about 50 languages, extracted from documentations of small and often endangered languages. Matt Stave, postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage in Lyon,

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