Resources

Publications

Report of the DELAMAN Costing Case Study
“The cost of not archiving”, presentation at the INNET workshop 2014 by Nick Thieberger.

Useful links on:

The EMELD School of Best Practice
A wealth of information about technologies, methods, tools, andmore, from experts across the spectrum of language documentation.
http://emeld.org/school/index.html

Ask An Expert
Get advice from a panel of experts for your particular problem.
http://emeld.org/school/ask-expert/index.html

Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity
This network is aimed at providing information and sharing expertise among the community of linguists, especially those working with endangered languages, particularly about tools for doing language work, such as toolsfor recording, transcription, media-linking, corpus construction and analysis, interlinearising, lexicography, and so on.
http://rnld.org

Documentation of Endangered Languages (DOBES) Information about the DOBES program and also informationabout language documentation in general.
http://dobes.mpi.nl

Endangered Languages & Cultures Blog
A blog about linguistic documentation, fieldwork, technology, language maintenance and education, and issues that pertain to endangered languages and cultures around the world.
http://www.paradisec.org.au/blog/

Interactive bibliography of technology
The Reading Room at the School of Best Practice.
http://emeld.org/school/readingroom/index.html

Interactive software database
Also at the School of Best Practice.
http://emeld.org/school/toolroom/software/index.cfm

Ethnologue: Languages of the World
From Summer Institute of Linguistics International.
An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages.
http://www.ethnologue.com/

The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – Nijmegen
Information about archiving, software and services related to language resources.
http://tla.mpi.nl

Linguistics Education Resource Guide
Page with links to online resources for different linguistic disciplines
http://www.supersummary.com/linguistics-education-guide/

TLA Software
Including Elan (transcription, annotation, and alignment of texts withaudio & video recordings);
Arbil (corpus management tool); and several other useful tools. Versions for Mac, Windows, Linux.
http://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/

Transana (transcription of audio & video)

Paid software, Windows and Mac version
http://www.transana.org/

TranscriberAG: a tool for segmenting, labeling and transcribing speech.
Versions for Mac, Windows, Linux.
http://transag.sourceforge.net/

Praat (phonetic analysis)
Versions for Mac, Windows, Linux.
http://www.praat.org

The Field Linguist’s Toolbox, from the Summer Institute of Linguistics
Toolbox is a data management and analysis tool for field linguists. It is especially useful for maintaining lexical data, and for parsing and interlinearizing text, but it can be used to manage virtually any kind of data.
Windows only, Mac via Windows emulator
http://www-01.sil.org/computing/toolbox/

SIL Fieldworks
Successor to Toolbox
http://fieldworks.sil.org/

Audacity (audio editing)
Simple and free program for digitizing, editing, and converting audio data.
Versions for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Transcribe!
Shareware music notation assistance software developedby Andy Robinson. For Windows, Mac and Linux. There is an active usergroup (yahoo groups) and Andy has incorporated lots of useful featuresat user request. Features include control of playback speed, frequencyfilters, flexible text markup, pitch analysis of selected waveformwith piano keyboard to check pitch, tempo computation, and in thelatest version integration with USB footpedals.
http://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html

The Vermont Folklife Center, Audio Field Recording Equipment Guide
A very useful and easy to understand guide to different recording technologies and their use in ethnographic recording.
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/fieldwork-guides/

The Transom: Jay Allison, The Basics (of field recording)
Aimed at reporters, but relevant to linguists.
http://www.transom.org/tools/recording_interviewing/200101.basics.jallison.html

Microsoft MovieMaker for Beginners
Aimed at vacationers, but with a few very good ideas for making a a decent video recording.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/getting-started-with-windows-movie-maker

Apple iMovie (free with new Mac, paid from app store)
http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

Microsoft Movie Maker (free download)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker

Doulos SIL Unicode IPA
http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=DoulosSILfont

Keyboard layouts: General explanations
http://wordprocessing.about.com/od/wordprocessingsoftware/l/blSymbolkeys.htm

Programs for defining your own keyboard
Windows: Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC) click here
How to install MSKLC: http://www.languagegeek.com/keyboard_general/msklc_installation.html
Mac OSX: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=ukelele

A Gentle Introduction to XML
By Sperberg-McQueen, C. M. and Lou Burnard, 2001.
Chapter 2 of TEI P4: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding andInterchange, XML-compatible edition. TEI Consortium.
http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/SG.html

Berkeley Digital Library SunSite
A large collection of links to resources about copyrights and intellectual property rights.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Copyright/

World Intellectual Property Organization
http://www.wipo.org/

Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights: A pathfinder for Native People,Students, Educators, and the General Public
http://www.gslis.utexas.edu/~vlibrary/edres/pathfinders/eckenrode2/pathfinder.html

American Association of Anthropology Ethics Blog
http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethics.htm

Open Language Archives Community (OLAC)
http://www.language-archives.org

International Standards for Language Engineering
http://www.mpi.nl/IMDI

Component MetaData Infrastructure
http://www.clarin.eu/content/component-metadata

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
http://dublincore.org/

International Standards Organization
http://www.iso.org

National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH)
NINCH is a diverse coalition of organizations created to assure leadership from the cultural community in the evolution of the digital environment.
Especially useful is the NINCH Guide to Good Practice (link on this page.)
http://www.ninch.org/

Open Language Archives Community (OLAC)
http://www.language-archives.org