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LARA in the Service of Revivalistics and Documentary Linguistics: Community Engagement and Endangered Languages

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Zuckerman Ghil‘ad, Vigfússon Sigurður, Rayner Manny, Ní Chiaráin Neasa, Ivanova Nedelina, Habibi Hanieh, Bédi Branislav,
Project A Crowdsourcing Platform for Spoken CALL Content
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages
Volume (Issue) 1(2)
Page(s) 13 - 23
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages
DOI 10.33011/computel.v1i.953

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Abstract

We argue that LARA, a new web platform that supports easy conversion of text into an online multimedia form designed to support non-native readers, is a good match to the task of creating high-quality resources useful for languages in the revivalistics spectrum. We illustrate with initial case studies in three widely different endangered/revival languages: Irish (Gaelic); Icelandic Sign Language (ITM); and Barngarla, a reclaimed Australian Aboriginal language. The exposition is presented from a language community perspective. Links are given to examples of LARA resources constructed for each language.
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