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The Computational Resource for South Asian language (CoRSAL)

I am working with a team of colleagues to build a repository for audio/video/text/print data on South Asian Languages.  Our goals are to create a repository welcoming to depositors, in formats that can be easily accessed and used by non-linguists and linguists for a range of purposes, including language science, computational linguistics, language reclamation and revitalization, language teaching, and investigations into diverse cultures and histories. 

An international and interdisciplinary group of faculty are collaborating to create a repository for South Asian languages with an initial focus on the Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India.

The CoRSAL repository will house data in formats that can be easily accessed and used by indigenous groups, linguists, and other researchers for a range of purposes, including language science, computational linguistics, language reclamation and revitalization, language teaching, and investigations into diverse cultures and histories.

Video, audio, photographs, and PowerPoint presentations from CoRSAL 2017 can be found at the UNT Digital Library.

User-centered research and design conducted for CoRSAL is described here.‚Äč  Realted presentations/publications

Wasson, C., M. Medina, E. Nalin, M. Chong, B. LeMay, and K. Saintonge. 2018. Designing Online Archives for Endangered Languages. To appear in Journal of Business Anthropology, Special Issue on Design Anthropology, Summer 2018.

Wasson, C., S. Chelliah, S. Khular, and S. Basapur. 2017. Ensuring the Usefulness of a Language Archive for Indigenous Communities. Poster presented at the 2017 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). October, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

Al Smadi, D., S. Barnes, M. Blair, M. Chong, R. Cole-Jett, A. Davis, S. Hardisty, J. Hooker, C. Jackson, T. Kennedy, J. Klein, B. LeMay, M. Medina, K. Saintonge, A. Vu, and C. Wasson. 2016. Exploratory User Research for CoRSAL. Report prepared by students of UNT Design Anthropology class for S. Chelliah, Director of the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL).

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CoRSAL inspired research projects

  • Language Documentation
  • Language Archiving
  • Archive Usability
  • Models of Custodial Archiving

CoRSAL language resources available as at the UNT Digital Archive

  • Lamkang
  • Manipuri
  • Burushaski (in progress)
  • Mizo (in progress)

CoRSAL inspired student activities

  • Fieldtrips
  • PhD and MAs
  • Grants and Projects
  • Courses