Fwd: 22.3045, FYI: Funding for Documenting Endangered Languages

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Sun Jul 31 19:16:22 UTC 2011


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> Date: 28-Jul-2011
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> Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
> Data, Infrastructure and Computational Methods
> http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11554/nsf11554.pdf
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> Program Solicitation:
> NSF 11-554
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> Replaces Document(s):
> NSF 06-577
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> Due Dates:
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> Full Proposal Deadline Date:  September 20, 2011
> Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
> September 20, 2011
> September 15, 2012
> September 15, Annually Thereafter
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> Synopsis of Program:
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> This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
> the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to
> develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made
> urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000
> currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in
> information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered
> language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data
> management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of
> researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to
> the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages,
> including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and
> databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year
> project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months and doctoral
> dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months. 
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> Principal Investigators (PIs) and Applicants for Fellowships (Applicants)
> may propose projects involving one or more of the following three emphasis
> areas:
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> 1. Language Description
> To conduct fieldwork to record in digital audio and video format one or
> more endangered languages; to carry out the early stages of language
> documentation including transcription and annotation; to carry out later
> stages of documentation including the preparation of lexicons, grammars,
> text samples, and databases; to conduct initial analysis of findings in the
> light of current linguistic theory.
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> 2. Infrastructure
> To digitize and otherwise preserve and provide wider access to such
> documentary materials, including previously collected materials and those
> concerned with languages which have recently died and are related to
> currently endangered languages; to create other infrastructure, including
> workshops and conferences to make the problem of endangered languages more
> widely understood and more effectively addressed.
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> 3. Computational Methods
> To further develop standards and databases to make this documentation of a
> certain language or languages widely available in consistent, archiveable,
> interoperable, and Web-based formats; to develop computational tools for
> endangered languages, which present an additional challenge for statistical
> tools (taggers, grammar induction tools, parsers, etc.) since they do not
> have the large corpora for training and testing the models used to develop
> those tools; to develop new approaches to building computational tools for
> endangered languages, based on deeper knowledge of linguistics, language
> typology and families, which require collaboration between theoretical and
> field linguists and computational linguists (computer scientists). 
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> Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
>                     General Linguistics
>                     Language Documentation
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