An Online Platform for Community-Based Language Description and Documentation

  • Rebecca Everson Independent
  • Wolf HonorĂ© Yale University
  • Scott Grimm University of Rochester


We present two pieces of interlocking technology in development to facilitate community-based, collaborative language description and documentation: (i) a mobile app where speakers submit text, voice recordings and/or videos, and (ii) a community language portal that organizes submitted data and provides question/answer boards whereby community members can evaluate/supplement submissions.