Tid: Torsdag 16 maj kl. 15:00 - 17:00
Plats: C307, Södra huset, Frescati

Postseminarium äger rum direkt efter seminariet i institutionens pentry.


The use of crowdsourcing apps on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) which many people around the world, including speakers of highly endangered languages, already own, has the potential to bring about a methodological paradigm shift in the field of language documentation. Engaging exponentially more people in the process of documenting their own languages can positively impact on many aspects of language documentation from the quality and quantity of primary data to issues surrounding access to archived materials.

This talk gives a brief overview of crowdsourcing apps currently in development in the areas of dictionary building, text collection and translation, and dialect mapping, before turning to the issue of how best to engage people in the process in order to make the most of the opportunity these new tools provide.

Ma! Iwaidja: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ma-iwaidja/id557824618?mt=8
Aikuma:        http://lp20.org/aikuma/
Dialäkt Äpp: https://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/dialakt-app/id606559705?mt=8

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Hjärtligt välkomna!
Eva Lindström & Ljuba Veselinova