|Title:||Why ScriptSource makes a good hub for language documentation|
|Abstract:||The ScriptSource website is designed to be an authoritative source of information on the world’s scripts, characters and languages, and the relationships between them. The site presents substantial core data, including more than 200 script pages, 100,000 character pages and 7,000 language pages. Each language page on ScriptSource contains information about which scripts can be used to write the language, with links to the corresponding language pages on at least five other linguistic websites. Software entries provide details of fonts and keyboards which work for the language. Registered users can contribute information in the form of entries, which are moderated. The demonstration will reveal the wealth of information to be found on ScriptSource, and will show how language information can easily be entered, and associated with other information on the site, to make ScriptSource a valuable aid to language documentation. An interface to enter the character lists for a language is already in place and will be included in the demo; a phonemic data interface is currently under development. An increasing number of links to other language sites, such as the Aboriginal Languages of Australia site, underline the usefulness of ScriptSource as a hub for language documentation.|
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|Type of Work:||Presentation|
|Appears in Collections:||Research, records and responsibility: Ten years of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures|
|027Raymond.mp3||Recording of presentation||19.66 MB||MP3|
|027.JPG||Photograph of Presenter||1.61 MB||JPEG|
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