In Cambridge… On July 6th Hugh successfully presented his paper entitled Keyboard layout as part of language documentation: the case of the Me’phaa and Chinantec keyboards. It was well received and received several follow up questions and comments. Many others in attendance face similar issues in their work with minority language speakers around the world. [...]
An exploration at the impact of digital mediums on literacy, with a special look at visual relevance.
Language documentation is a process where a variety of speech genres are recorded, transcribed, annotated, and archived. These segments of speech can then be used for a variety of purposes. They often include traditional stories and conversations in languages which are under-described, this includes rarely spoken (endangered languages) or where in the coming generation will [...]
This summer, one of the professors at SIL-UND asked Hugh if he wanted to help him with an up-coming project in Mexico. At first this just sounded like a nice way for Hugh to get some field experience. But further discussion has led this opportunity into reality and to become a strategic part of Hugh’s [...]
(August 2010) The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have granted SIL linguist Stephen Marlett, Ph.D., a 12-month fellowship. This project will undertake a broad and multifaceted documentation and description of the Me’phaa genus (Otomanguean family, Guerrero, Mexico). It will produce digital recordings—both video and audio—vocabulary, grammar and texts. These [...]