Documentary linguistics

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A course taught in English to students of ELLDo (Empirical Linguistics and Language Documentation, an MA program at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures) see more about the study programme here.

The course is also available for international students within the AMU-PIE programme.

All course materials are available for authorized users at In case if you are interested in the course topics but cannot attend the classes, please contact me directly at klessa @

Class 1-2. International standards for metadata infrastructure.

– What do we need metadata for?
– What’s in metadata? Some existing schemes.
– Data description and processing. Transcription, annotation, segmentation
– XML: eXtended Markup Language

Class 3-5. Applicability of SQL and relational databases in documentary linguistics. The basics of SQL. 

— to be continued —

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