First Languages Australia has worked with the Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre to develop Wangkaku Nintirri, a series of short training films to support language worker skill development. There are three topics covered each including theory, deomonstrations and quizzes to renforce the learning.
- Film 1: Working with speakers to record natural speech (13 mins)
- Film 2 : Transcribing for Language Workers (10 mins)
- Film 3 : Parts of Speech for Language Workers (15 mins)
The films are accompanied by worksheets to support your learning.
You can veiw the films below or share them via the showcase.
Film 1 : Working with speakers to record natural speech
Tjupan language speaker, Edie Ulrich, will talk about sound linguistic protocols for recording natural speech with language speakers. Edie talks about how to make the elicitation sessions enjoyable for everyone whilst gathering the maximum linguistic material, how to manage your own feelings and ensure the elicitation session stays on-task.
Film 2 : Transcribing for language workers
Tjupan language speaker, Edie Ulrich, talks about how to transcribe speech from an elicitation session, what to include in the transcripts, marking time codes, using Audacity as an audio playback tool, how to work on noise and click reductions, and how to export segments of an audio. Sound linguistic protocols are used to follow for managing transcriptions.