By Dr Mari C. Jones
At a time while the various world’s languages are liable to extinction, the critical to record, examine and train them prior to time runs out is especially nice. At this severe time new applied sciences similar to visible and aural archiving, digitization of textual assets, electronicmapping and socialmedia have the capability to play an fundamental function in language upkeep and revitalization.
Drawing on stories of endangered languages from all over the world – Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South the US – this quantity considers how those new assets could most sensible be utilized, and the issues that they could carry. It additionally reassesses extra conventional suggestions of documentation in mild of recent applied sciences and works in the direction of attaining a possible synthesis of outdated and new methodologies.
This available quantity could be of curiosity to researchers in language endangerment, language typology and linguistic anthropology, and to group individuals operating in local language upkeep.
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While word lists and oral histories resulting from free or (semi-)guided conversations are usually sufficient to obtain a detailed picture of the lexical and phonetic/phonological properties of dialects, this is much less the case for morphosyntactic variation, which is more difficult to detect. 3 4 The Edisyn project was funded by the European Science Foundation. It is based at the Meertens Instituut (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). The (un-)grammaticality of this negative concord construction is independent of the choice of main verb.
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