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Fall 2017

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Structure Of Wamesa


In these assignments, students use the Wamesa Talking Dictionary and other related dictionaries in the Cenderawasih Bay corpus to discover the phonetics, phonology, and morphology of the Wamesa language, and to learn about digital lexicography as part of a language documentation project.

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Swarthmore College Provost Office

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Professor Emily Gasser was awarded a Digital Humanities Curricular Grant from the Provost's Office for use in her fall 2017 course, Structure of Wamesa (LING 067). The course syllabus, assignment instructions, and completed student examples are made freely available here courtesy of the author.

Gasser-TeachingWithTheWamesaTalkingDictionary.pdf (33 kB)
Teaching With The Wamesa Talking Dictionary

Gasser-WamesaTalkingDictionary.PNG (272 kB)
Wamesa Talking Dictionary

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