work together (and with professor) o Work on someone else’s fieldnotes (+ texts) intensively o Regular consultation with communities and linguist o Write a sketch grammar and make other materials o in a month!
Communities • Materials on language more available o Benefits to Linguistics • Learn about more languages • [All the reasons we do language documentation] o Benefits to Students • Intense Training, research experience. • CV – book publication and experience. • Working with real materials, not ‘cleaned up’ data • Chance to learn firsthand about ethics and language partnerships
Monday, AM meeting: • Assign topics o Monday, PM meeting: • First analysis • Workshop with all on analysis o Tuesday, PM meeting • Write-up • Feedback • Revise for Wednesday o Wednesday, AM :: New topic
all topics you would expect in a sketch • Lots of examples, aiming for clarity, avoiding too much terminology • Accepted for publication by Asia Pacific Linguistics • Reviewer comments being addressed at present
• spelling standardization (e.g. tj ~ ty) • entries from words in examples • added more examples • added paradigm information • edited glosses o Materials that form the basis of other materials about the language • e.g. lessons
from the analytical results o Pay attention to reproducibility, accountability o Design a multifunction corpus o Focus on collection of data by linguists: distinction between field data and other data 22
behaviors’ o Working with language communities where the linguistic ecology has shifted. • Young people’s varieties • recent diglossia • refugee or diaspora communities • ... o That’s ok! o These also need documenting.
inextricably linked to the analytical results o Working from documentary materials themselves o Much reclamation work, particularly from older sources (or where primary material isn’t available) o H98 has rightly focused us on the importance of getting data collection right, but beware of ignoring valuable data sources just because they weren’t collected under a H98 gold standard.
‘who collects it’ isn’t as important as what’s in it o A multifunction corpus is good for some things, but not for others. o Corpus best measured not by size, but as the data that lets you take the next step
o But what they do with it is important too. o The grammar boot camps are one way of • increasing available material • training students o Once the material is collected, that’s just the beginning. o When planning documentation,
of bootcampers! • Matt Tyler, Andy Zhang, Anaí Navarro, Ryan Budnick, Sasha Wilmoth, Akshay Aitha, Sarah Mihuc, Sarah Babinski, Kate Mooney, Omar Agha, Tom McCoy, Joshua Martin o NSF Grant BCS-1423711 “Typology as a Window on Prehistory” o NSF grants BCS-0844550 and 1423711 o Contributors to Chirila • 1000+ Aboriginal people • 100+ linguists • 50+ student researchers