Workshops to be held at CHAGS XII

The schedule of workshops will be announced in June 2018.

 

 

hraf banner(E46) Hunter-gatherer​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Human​ ​Relations​ ​Area​ ​Files (HRAF)

 

Organiser: Alissa Jordan, Human Relations Area Files

Abstract: Learn how to find, research, compare, and use ethnographic and archaeological hunter-gatherer research collections in the electronic Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF).

Format: interactive activity; workshop

 

Learn how to find, research, compare, and use ethnographic and archaeological hunter-gatherer research collections in the electronic Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF). Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) has an ever-expanding collection of resources on hunter-gatherers and foragers, with thousands of pages of ethnographic texts about hunter-gatherers, all expertly coded for cross-cultural comparison. This workshop will first briefly introduce participants to the many relevant open access materials on hunter-gatherers located on hraf.yale.edu, and then demonstrate how to use the full search abilities of eHRAF databases to conduct powerful research sessions geared exactly to participants’ research interests. (Participants who do not have access to HRAF through member institutions will be provided with one-month complimentary access to eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology).

 

 

MP06 00262(E47) Introduction to techniques in language documentation                                                                                               

Organisers: Carolyn O'Meara, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ewelina Wnuk, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; Clair Hill, Lund University and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Abstract: Language documentation is the subfield of linguistics that is concerned with the creation and management of language records. The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of basic techniques and best practices used in language documentation for non-linguists, including demonstrations of key software and basic workflow.

Format: interactive activity; workshop

 

Language documentation is the subfield of linguistics that is concerned with the creation and management of language records. This includes the initial recording of documentary material (usually audio or video), but also the process of annotating, transcribing, translating, archiving and distributing such material. The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of basic techniques and best practices used in language documentation for non-linguists. We will lead participants through the basic workflow and methods for language documentation, including tips in elicitation and recording. Recent years have seen the development of an array of software and technological tools for language documentation. Hands-on demonstrations will be provided of key software so that interested participants who have installed the relevant programmes on their laptops ahead of the workshop can follow along. We will also provide information on existing tutorials and resources for continued self-training.

 

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CHAGS XI, Vienna, 2015. Photo (c) Daniel Dick