Audio recording 1

Arienne Dwyer
Yoshi Ono

Course days, time, and location:
6/22, 6/23, 6/24, & 6/28
1:30 - 3:15
Knight Library, Room Proctor 42

Course Information:
Audio recording is the backbone of most language documentation and language maintenance projects. In these hands-on workshops, we will cover principles of making and editing audio recordings. Questions addressed include: How do I make a clean recording? What is the best, most durable gear that won’t break the bank? How do I get that into a computer, chop it up, and save it for posterity? How do I keep track of all the recordings I have? What sorts of free software is available to edit audio?

Depending on participants’ interests, the final day will be devoted to analog capture (How do I convert those old cassettes I have?) and/or time-linked transcription (How do I get a transcription to move along with the audio on the screen, karaoke style?)

Note:  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own recording equipment and/or a sample recording. Recording devices will also be available on-site.

Course Documents:
Audio Recording Equipment Checklist  

Instructor(s) Bio:
Arienne M. Dwyer (Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas; Organizing Committee and taught for InField 2008) is Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Kansas, with formal affiliations in Linguistics and Indigenous Nations Studies. She has conducted 20 years of fieldwork on Turkic-Mongolic-Sinitic-Tibetic language contact in Inner and Central Asia and has directed a number of cooperative documentation and archiving projects. Internationally she acts as a consultant on endangered language documentation and multimedia annotation and archiving: International Metadata Initiative (IMDI), 2000; UNESCO Ad hoc Endangered Language Committee Co-chair, 2001- 2002; Electronic Metastructures in Endangered Language Data (EMELD), 2001-2006.

Yoshi Ono (Associate Professor in East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta.) is a specialist in Japanese conversation and grammar. Since 2006, he has been doing fieldwork on the Ikema dialect of the Miyako language spoken on three Japanese islands near Taiwan. He also directs the Spoken Discourse Research Studio at Alberta.

                                                Updated June 29, 2010 11:07 pm