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Language documentation and archives in South America

Seifart, F; Drude, S; Franchetto, B; Gasche, J; Golluscio, L; Manrique Cordeje, ME; (2008) Language documentation and archives in South America. Language Documentation & Conservation , 2 (1) pp. 130-140. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper addresses a set of issues related to language documentation that are not often explicitly dealt with in academic publications, yet are highly important for the development and success of this new discipline. These issues include embedding language documentation in the socio-political context not only at the community level but also at the national level, the ethical and technical challenges of digital language archives, and the importance of regional and international cooperation among documentation activities. These issues play a major role in the initiative to set up a network of regional language archives in three South American countries, which this paper reports on. Local archives for data on endangered languages have recently been set up in Iquitos (Peru), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and in various locations in Brazil. An important feature of these is that they provide fast and secure access to linguistic and cultural data for local researchers and the language communities. They also make data safer by allowing for regular update procedures within the network.

Type: Article
Title: Language documentation and archives in South America
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1775
Language: English
Additional information: This article is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1557949
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