Firs task for grading: DocuLing2018_Task_1
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Homework (reading) for the lectures 23.10. and 30.10.:
- Johnson, Heidi. 2004. Language documentation and archiving, or how to build a better corpus. Language Documentation and Description, ed. Peter K. Austin, vol. 2, 140-153. London: SOAS. Available at: http://www.elpublishing.org/PID/026.
- Mosel, Ulrike. 2006. Fieldwork and community language work (in: Essentials of Language Documentation, see below)
Homework for the first two weeks (for the lectures 9.10. and 16.10.):
Read the following texts, note the main point(s) made in each section and find answers to the questions given below:
- Himmelmann 2006. Language documentation: What is it and what is it good for? *)
- Berge, Anna. 2010. Adequacy in documentation. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 51-66. (e-book, access through library portal). PDF here: BergeAdequacy
- For whom and for which purposes are languages documented?
- Why should native speakers take an active part in documenting a language?
- Why is it important to store primary data in open archives?
- Why is it not possible to record all communicative events in a given speech community?
- What are the functions of metadata?
- What is the relationship between documentation and description?
- Why are grammars and dictionaries NOT “lasting, multipurpose records” of a language?
*) You can download the whole book Essentials of Language Documentation (2006) here:
Further recommended reading:
- Klessa, Katarzyna. 2014. Language documentation. Languages in Danger, Book of Knowledge, Chapter 10. Online at: http://languagesindanger.eu/book-of-knowledge/language-documentation/
- Austin, Peter K. 2014. Language documentation in the 21st century. JournaLIPP 3, 57-71. Available at: https://lipp.ub.lmu.de/index.php/lipp/article/download/190/83