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New Tools for Jewish Linguistics

Studying Jewish life inevitably brings one into contact with a variety of different languages and dialects. For specialized scholars of Jewish linguistics, as well as for researchers who in general are fascinated by Jewish languages, online access to the existing and growing network of basic resources that are maximally representative of a particular language or language body is crucial to their work. These resources can range from unanalyzed sound recordings to fully transcribed and annotated text corpora; from dictionaries to the various manifestations of web-based “social media.” Even though many of these tools and projects are not yet fully accessible on the web or remain in various stages of development because of staffing, funding and technological issues, listeners’ awareness will be raised about their existence and benefits through this presentation.

Heidi Lerner of Stanford University gave this presentation at the Association of Jewish Libraries convention on July 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

21 min 40 sec

Posted in: RAS


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