Invitation to Attend

Registration is now open for the Language and Culture Documentation Workshop which will be held 2-13 June at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas.
Individuals with backgrounds in linguistics, anthropology or related disciplines are invited to attend this intensive, hands-on workshop.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Language documentation
  • Language endangerment
  • Language revitalization
  • Informed consent for research activities
  • Planning a complete corpus
  • Written transcription in a corpus
  • Archiving a documentary corpus
  • Basic Oral Language Documentation (BOLD)
  • Techniques for collecting oral stories
  • Culture documentation defined, with examples
  • Ethnomusicology and arts
  • Ethnobotany
  • Research and funding for LCD
  • Writing a documentation prospectus
  • Audio recording fundamentals and practice
  • Video recording fundamentals and practice
  • Introductions to software useful for LCD, such as Saymore and Audacity
  • Personal growth plans for participants based on this workshop and previous experience

Visit to learn more about SIL's work in Language and Culture Documentation.