DELAMAN Award

The next DELAMAN Award will be awarded in 2021.
The nomination deadline is 15 June 2020.
Nomination Form

The DELAMAN Award recognizes and honours early-career documenters who have done outstanding documentary work in creating a rich multimedia documentary collection of a particular language that is endangered or no longer spoken. “Early-career” is defined as (a) university-based documenters with a PhD awarded January 1, 2015 or later; or (b) non-university based documenters who has been employed by or affiliated with a language-community based project since no earlier than January 1, 2015. If an entire team of documenters is nominated, all documenters must meet this definition of “early-career”.

To be eligible, the language documentation collection must be archived and made accessible in a DELAMAN archive (with no or only minimal access restrictions), and it must provide rich audio and video documentation, keywords, comprehensive metadata, and explanatory material or guides, as well as transcription, translation and annotation of a subset of the AV collection.

Nominations should include the following:

  • Name and email address of the collector(s);
  • Name and email address of the nominator (if different — self-nomination is permitted);
  • Name of the DELAMAN archive where the collection is located;
  • Link to the collection (URL, DOI or other persistent identifier);
  • Language(s) documented in the collection (including ISO 639-3 codes);
  • A brief description (< 500 words) of the contents / coverage of the collection, including types of documentation; genres; size of collection (hours/minutes of audio video); amount (hours/minutes) and level of transcription, translation & annotation;
  • If the collection is part of a larger group project, clearly indicate which part of the collection was created by the nominee (< 250 words);
  • An explanation (< 500 words) of the significance of the collection, identifying what makes the collection an outstanding example of an archival endangered language collection;
  • CV of the collector.

If awarded, the applicant commits to writing a guide to the collection following Franjieh (2019), Caballero (2017), and Salffner (2015).

Previous award winners:

2017: Sonja Riesberg
2019: Michael Franjieh – Franjieh’s (2019) guide to his collection is available from http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24849.