WORKSHOP ON APPLIED LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Saturday 14th May 2011

http://www.hrelp.org/events/workshops/aldsa/
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PLENARY SPEAKERS


  • Jeff Good, University at Buffalo - "Community" collaboration in Africa: experiences from Northwest Cameroon
  • Guy De Pauw, University of Antwerp and African Language Technology (AfLaT.org) -
    Deploying the data: a state-of-affairs in African language technology

WORKSHOP THEMES & PROGRAMME

The workshop aims to provide a scholarly environment for the exchange of ideas about the application of language documentation within the contextual setting of Africa in order to arrive at an understanding of how site-specific applications of language documentation can benefit language communities. As such, it aims to provide recommendations about technological choices and the structure and implementation of corpora, in order to increase the impact of documentation projects.

All speakers have been asked to include practical recommendations for applied Language Documentation in sub-Saharan Africa as part of their talk. These recommendations will form the basis for a panel discussion at the end of the workshop.

The programme for the workshop is available from the meeting website: http://www.hrelp.org/events/workshops/aldsa

REGISTRATION & STUDENT BURSARIES

Online registration is now open. The registration fee of £10.00 includes lunch, tea and coffee, and a conference pack.

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer 15 students bursaries which cover the registration fee for students who wish to attend the workshop. Student presenters attending the conference are also eligible to apply for a bursary to cover the conference fee.

To apply for a bursary, please fill in the bursary application form on the workshop website by the deadline of Monday 4th April 2011.

Bursary applicants will be asked to provide a brief justification for why they should receive a bursary in case the number of applications exceeds the number of available places. Applicants will be informed if they have been awarded a bursary shortly after the bursary deadline has passed.