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Instructor: Eric W. Campbell (University of California, Santa Barbara)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time, with a one-hour lunch break between 12:00 and 1:00 PM and 10-minute breaks at the end of each hour.

The Minicourse will be held on Zoom.  Registrants will be sent a link in advance of the minicourse.



Language documentation is often carried out in the context of an outside researcher traveling to the “field” for a fixed period of time to work in a community in order to gather data for research purposes. Fieldwork software is designed in a way that reinforces an individual researcher model and compartmentalizes documentary tasks in a way that can inhibit collaborative work. An alternative model of doing language documentation, with its own advantages and challenges, involves a team (and sub-teams) of academic researchers and community language experts working together toward multiple shared goals with shared data storage.

This minicourse provides an introduction to methods that facilitate collaborative language documentation that can lead to outcomes for various audiences, both academic and community. Specific topics include (i) introduction to practical language documentation and data management; (ii) theory and method in collaborative lexicography; and (iii) mobilizing documentary data and knowledge for community use.

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