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Language Documentation & Conservation, SP12 and SP13

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The National Foreign Language Resource Center’s free and open-access journal Language Documentation & Conservation is proud to release two special publications:

Special Publication 12: The Social Cognition Parallax Interview Corpus (SCOPIC)

The Social Cognition Parallax Interview Corpus (SCOPIC) provides naturalistic but cross-linguistically-matched corpus data with enriched annotations of grammatical categories relevant to social cognition. By ‘parallax corpus’ we mean ‘broadly comparable formulations resulting from a comparable task’, to avoid the implications of ‘parallel corpus’ that there will be exact semantic equivalence across languages. The problem with that, from a semantic typologist’s point of view, is that it can only be achieved by privileging the semantic structure of the source language in the translations, and that it prevents us from studying the fundamental question of how languages – or the formulation practices of speech communities – bias the expression of particular categories in language-specific ways.

Special Publication 13: Documenting Variation in Endangered Languages

The papers in this special publication are the result of presentations and follow-up dialogue on emergent and alternative methods to documenting variation in endangered, minority, or otherwise under-represented languages. Recent decades have seen a burgeoning interest in many aspects of language documentation and field linguistics and there is also a great deal of material dealing with language variation in major languages.
In contrast, intersections of language variation in endangered and minority languages are still few in number. Yet examples of those few cases published on the intersection of language documentation and language variation reveal exciting potentials for linguistics as a discipline, challenging and supporting classical models, creating new models and predictions.
From January 7-10 2016 at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Washington, D.C., the Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation (CELP) held a symposium that included oral presentations that articulate general issues, specific examples and potential consequences of variationist methods applied in language documentation scenarios, followed by a panel discussion. This present collection includes seven contributions that grew out of this symposium and from subsequent conversations and interaction between the contributors and organizers.

 

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Language Documentation & Conservation, vol. 11 (2017)

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The latest edition of the National Foreign Language Resource Center’s free and open-access journal Language Documentation & Conservation volume 11 contains the following scholarly works:

LD&C 10th Anniversary Articles

LD&C possibilities for the next decade by Nick Thieberger

The Founding of Language Documentation & Conservation by Kenneth L. Rehg

Articles

Language Vitality among the Mako Communities of the Ventuari River by Jorge Emilio Rosés

Earbuds: A Method for Analyzing Nasality in the Field by Jesse Stewart & Martin Kohlberger

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Language Documentation & Conservation, vol. 10 (2016)

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The latest edition of the National Foreign Language Resource Center’s free and open-access journal Language Documentation & Conservation volume 10 contains the following scholarly works:

Articles

Chirila: Contemporary and Historical Resources for the Indigenous Languages of Australia Claire Bowern, 1

Language Acquisition and Language Revitalization William O’Grady & Ryoko Hattori, 45

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