Category Archives: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Linguist finds efficiencies using NeCTAR cloud: Lauren Gawne in the news

Lauren Gawne  who has just completed a PhD thesis on a linguistic description of a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal called Lamjung Yolmo at The University of Melbourne. Lauren is an example of a humanities researcher using the NeCTAR cloud. While not a software engineer, technical person or systems administrator, Lauren has embraced the NeCTAR cloud technology and says […]

UNESCO heritage adds PARADISEC digital archive to its Memory of the World register

A digital collection of endangered languages, co‐managed by The University of Melbourne, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World collection to protect it for future generations. The collection PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) was created to digitise research and cultural records to make sure they […]

Training session in language documentation tools

On March 14th we ran a training day for students at the various Melbourne universities and for community-based language workers. evaluation essay We covered the tools Elan (Bill Forshaw and Lauren Gawne), Fieldworks (Kate Horrack), Toolbox (Simon Musgrave) and ExSite9, as well as a discussion of regular expressions and the general workflow around using the […]

Radio Australia interview with Nick Thieberger on 'Google joins fight to save endangered languages', 25th June, 2012.

The Endangered Languages website is a project which hopes to stem the continued and rapid loss of language homework service diversity around the world. At the current rate of language loss, the last speaker of a language dies every fortnight, and with them a unique view of the world is lost forever. writing content Correspondent: Annabel […]

Books in hand

Paul Gruba has co-authored two books that were published recently – How to Write a Better Thesis (MUP, 2011) and Blending Technologies in the Second Language Classroom (Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012). Nice to have ’em in hand …  

Lauren Gawne is the latest recipient of an Awesome Ottawa grant

Local Philanthropists Fund Project to Save Dying Language Lauren Gawne, a PhD student in Linguistics at The University of Melbourne, is the latest recipient of an Awesome Ottawa grant. Gawne first encountered Kagate while working cialis 5mg in Nepal on the unrecorded language Lamjung Yolmo, for which she has published a small dictionary. More information: […]