Learning Workshop update
Today, people interested in CoEDL’s Learning program are meeting at Western Sydney University. Elements of the program are designed to further collaboration between field linguists and scholars conducting language processing experiments, most commonly in the laboratory. Sessions will include updates on collaborations that have already taken place with a focus not only on results, but also on the hazards involved in taking experimentation into the field, and particularly in transferring experiments into communities speaking minority or endangered languages.
Later in the day a session will focus on technology and the adaptation of technology for specific situations such as working in communities where indigenous languages are still spoken, strategies for developing and evaluating apps, and further collaboration in respect of technology use.
These photos are from the morning session where field linguists gave updates on their work with various language communities; they show (at top) Rebecca Defina talking about Pitjantjatjara (approx. 2000 speakers in central Australia) and the photo below is Hannah Sarvasy describing Nungon (approx. 1000 speakers in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea).