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Technical Workshops

The Technical Workshops deal with managing and processing of linguistic data, especially those obtained through original field research.

Data management is an important issue for all field linguists, for the data are their original. In the case of languages with small number of speakers, the data are especially important, because they may be the only existing linguistic data of the language. Managing data involves multiple tasks, for example, digitizing analog audio-visual, photo, or written data, providing meta-data and annotation, converting data into standard format (such as Unicode font).

The workshops introduce the use of softwares, such as the following:

  • Toolbox / Shoebox (SIL’s data management software)
  • ELAN (software for adding annotation to audio-visual data)

Field linguistics workshop: Technical workshop: Basis of the data annotation software ELAN

ILCAA offers various workshops on field linguistics aimed mainly at junior researchers such as graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
The workshops aim to offer lectures and training that are useful for documenting and describing under-studied and under-documented languages.

  • Date: Wed 5 Jul 2017 13:00–16:00
  • Venue: Room 306, Multimedia Seminar Room, ILCAA
  • Topic:
  • How to use ELAN(practice). ELAN is a software to add annotations to audio-visual data and sound data which are obtained through field research. Please bring your own laptop.
  • Lecturer:
    Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • For details, please see here. (in Japanese) (265KB)
  • Organized by Linguistic Dynamics Science 3 (LingDy3)

Previous Technical Workshops

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Field linguistics workshop: Technical workshop: Two-day lecture and workshop on “linguistic fieldwork and language documentation” Date/Time: Tue 14 Mar 2017 10:30–16:00, Wed 15 Mar 2017 10:30–16:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
  • Lecturer: Dr. Sonja Riesberg (Australian National University, University of Cologne, ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Language: English
  • For details, please see here (18KB)
Field linguistics workshop: Technical workshop: Three-day lecture and workshop on data management and archive Date/Time: Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:30–16:30, Tue 17 Jan 2017 10:30–16:30, Wed 18 Jan 2017 10:30–16:30
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
  • Instructor: Nicholas Thieberger (Director of PARADISEC, the University of Melbourne)
  • Language: English
  • For details, please see here (31KB)
Field linguistics workshop: Video production for linguistic studies. Date/Time: Wed 7 Dec 2016 13:00–17:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Field linguistics workshop: Technical Workshop: Praat Workshop for beginners Date/Time: Wed 5 Oct 2016 13:00–17:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
  • Instructor: Hayato AOI (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • Language: Japanese
  • For details, please see here. (103KB) (in Japanese)
Field linguistics workshop: Technical Workshop: Lecture on Corpus building in lesser-described languages, with specific focus on referential strategies research across diverse languages Date/Time: Wed 6 Jul 2016 14:30–15:30
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Field linguistics workshop: Video production for linguistic studies. Date/Time: Wed 18 Nov 2015 14:00–18:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Field Linguistics Workshop: Linguistic fieldwork training workshop: Miyako Ryukyuan Date/Time: 14–17 Jul 2015 10:30–17:00
Venue: ILCAA
The Documentary Linguistics Seminar -Introduction to Documentary Linguistics- Date/Time: 18–21 May 2015 10:00-12:00 (18th, 19th, 21st), 10:00–17:30 (20th)
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Yuko ABE (ILCAA Research Associate), Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA), Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA), Hideo SAWADA (ILCAA), Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA), Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA), Umberto ANSALDO (The University of Hong Kong)
Field Linguistics Workshop : Practical course in audio data processing: making a basic vocabulary with audio. Date/Time: Sun 7 Dec 2014 13:00–17:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA)
Programme:
Field Linguistics Workshop : How to Draw Linguistic Maps -Drawing Maps Using MANDARA Date/Time: Sat 5 Jul 2014 13:30–17:30
Venue: Room 303, Large Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA, TUFS), Reiko ASO (TUFS, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Programme:
Field Linguistics Workshop: Collecting Basic Vocabulary through Fieldwork Date/Time: Fri 19 Jul 2013 15:00–17:30
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA, TUFS), Reiko ASO (TUFS, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Programme:
  • Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA) “Collecting basic vocabulary of Northwest Coast American Indian Languages”
  • Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA) “Collecting basic vocabulary of Indonesian languages”
  • Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA) “Research on basic vocabulary of reindeer breeding in Siberia”
  • Hideo SAWADA (ILCAA) “Researching vocabulary of tone languages: the case of Lhaovo and Lacid (Tibeto-Burman languages in Northern Burma)”
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Registration is required.
  • For details, please see here. (in Japanese)
Video data in field linguistics: why and how to utilize them? Date/Time: Sat 14 Jul 2012 13:00–17:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA, TUFS), Reiko ASO (TUFS, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Programme:
  • Case study: video data collection in fieldwork in Indonesia
  • How to annotate a video / how to superimpose a caption on the video
Report(Japanese): (148KB)
FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer) Workshop Date/Time: Mon 26 Mar 2012 13:00–17:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Yukari NAGAYAMA (Hokkaido University), Iku NAGASAKI (ILCAA, TUFS)
Programme:
  • Introduction to FLEx
  • Lexicon fields
  • Texts & Words fields
  • Exporting of data
  • Importing of SFM (Toolbox) lexicon data
ELAN Workshop Date/Time: Sun 25 Sep 2011 10:00–17:00
Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA
Instructor: Reiko ASO (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Programme:
  • Introduction to ELAN
  • Import of audio files
  • Creation of tiers and text transcriptions
  • Import (addition) of video files
  • Export of annotation (srt) files
  • Adding annotation to video data
Report(Japanese): (86KB)
Praat Workshop for beginners Date/Time: Sat 23 Jul 2011 11:00–17:30
Venue: Room 306, Multimedia Seminar Room, ILCAA
Programme:
Instructor: Hayato AOI (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  1. Introduction
  2. Observation of waveform
  3. Analysis of formant
  4. Observation of spectrogram
Report(Japanese): (78KB)
Perl Workshop for beginners Date/Time: Sat 4 Dec 2010 10:30–17:30
Venue: Room 306, Multimedia Seminar Room, ILCAA
Programme:
Instructor: Michihisa UMEKAWA (ILCAA)
  1. 10:30 - 11:00 About Perl
  2. 11:00 - 11:30 Preparation (Installation of the software)
  3. 11:30 - 13:00 Introduction to Perl programming (1)
  4. 14:00 - 15:30 Introduction to Perl
  5. 16:00 - 17:30 Practice in text processing
Report(Japanese): (81KB)
ELAN Workshop Date/Time: Mon 19 Jul 2010 10:00–17:00
Lecturer: Anthony Jukes (La Trobe University, Joint Research Project)
Laguage: English
  1. 10:00-12:00 An introduction to ELAN for beginners
  2. 13:30-14:30 Exchanging data between Shoe/Toolbox and ELAN.
  3. 15:00-17:00 Individual practice/consultation time
Report(Japanese): (74KB)
Toolbox Workshop Date/Time: Sun 11 Jul 2010 10:30–17:00
Instructors: Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA), Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA), Iku NAGASAKI (ILCAA)
  1. 10:30-11:30 Introducing Toolbox
  2. 11:30-12:30 Preparation (Installation of the software)
  3. 13:30-14:30 Setting-up ‘language’ and ‘project’, synchronizing dictionary and text, input method for IPA symbols
  4. 14:45 - 17:00 Groupwork
Report(Japanese): (81KB)


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