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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 : Practical course in audio data processing: making a basic vocabulary with audio.

Date/Time: 7 December 2014 (Sun.) 13:00-17:00

Venue: Room 304, Multimedia Conference Room, ILCAA

Details:

Lecturer: Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA)

Language: Japanese
Admission: Free
For details, please see here. (in Japanese)

Previous Technical Workshops

TitleDetails
Field Linguistics Workshop : How to Draw Linguistic Maps -Drawing Maps Using MANDARA Date/Time: 5 July 2014 (Sat.) 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: 19 July 2013 (Fri.) 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: 14 July 2012 (Sat.) 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: 26 March 2012 (Mon.) 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: 25 September 2011 (Sun.) 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: 23 July 2011 (Sat.) 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: 4 December 2010 (Sat.) 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: 19 July 2010 (Mon.) 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: 11 July 2010 (Sun.) 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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