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Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 3
Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization

Edited by
Frank Seifart, Geoffrey Haig, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts, and Paul Trilsbeek

August 2012
University of Hawai‘i Press
ISBN 978-0-9856211-0-0

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Table of Contents

Front cover pdf
Front matter pdf
Table of contents pdf
Contributors pdf

Acknowledgments pdf

Chapter 1. The threefold potential of language documentation
Frank Seifart
pp. 1–6
abstract | pdf


Chapter 2. Prospects for e-grammars and endangered languages corpora
Sebastian Drude
pp. 7-16
abstract | pdf

Chapter 3. Language-specific encoding in endangered language corpora
Jost Gippert
pp. 17-24
abstract | pdf

Chapter 4. Unsupervised morphological analysis of small corpora: First experiments with Kilivila
Amit Kirschenbaum, Peter Wittenburg, and Gerhard Heyer
pp. 25-31
abstract | pdf

Chapter 5. A corpus linguistics perspective on language documentation, data, and the challenge of small corpora
Anke Lüdeling
pp. 32-38
abstract | pdf

Chapter 6. Supporting linguistic research using generic automatic audio/video analysis
Oliver Schreer and Daniel Schneider
pp. 39-45
abstract | pdf


Chapter 7. Bilingual multimodality in language documentation data
Marianne Gullberg
pp. 46-53
abstract | pdf

Chapter 8. Tours of the past through the present of eastern Indonesia
Marian Klamer
pp. 54-63
abstract | pdf

Chapter 9. Data from language documentations in research on referential hierarchies
Stefan Schnell
pp. 64-72
abstract | pdf

Chapter 10. Information structure, variation and the Referential Hierarchy
Jane Simpson
pp. 73-82
abstract | pdf

Chapter 11. How to measure frequency? Different ways of counting ergatives in Chintang (Tibeto-Burman, Nepal) and their implications
Sabine Stoll and Balthasar Bickel
pp. 83-89
abstract | pdf

Chapter 12. On the sociolinguistic typology of linguistic complexity loss
Peter Trudgill
pp. 90-95
abstract | pdf


Chapter 13. Visualization and online presentation of linguistic data
Hans-Jörg Bibiko
pp. 96-104
abstract | pdf

Chapter 14. Language archives: They’re not just for linguists any more
Gary Holton
pp. 105-110
abstract | pdf

Chapter 15. Creating educational materials in language documentation projects – creating innovative resources for linguistic research
Ulrike Mosel
pp. 111-117
abstract | pdf

Chapter 16. From language documentation to language planning: Not necessarily a direct route
Julia Sallabank
pp. 118-125
abstract | pdf

Chapter 17. Online presentation and accessibility of endangered languages data: The General Portal to the DoBeS Archive
Gabriele Schwiertz
pp. 126-128
abstract | pdf

Chapter 18. Using language documentation data in a broader context
Nick Thieberger
pp. 129-134
abstract | pdf

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