A Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund (PI Chelliah) provided planning funds for the Computational Resource for South Asian languages (CoRSAL), a data resource with standard and portable data formats that could be used by many constituents.  Since the first meeting at UNT in November 2017, CoRSAL has gained both language community and institutional partners. Together, researchers, students, native-speaker language documenters, the archiving community, and the UNT Digital Library have moved CoRSAL forward from concept to reality.


CoRSAL VI - 2022

Collecting, Organizing, and Archiving Materials for Dictionaries

September 30, 2022 (8:30am-1pm CST via ZOOM)

This year's symposium focuses on practical considerations for dictionary-making. Dr. Alexander Coupe of Nanyang Technical University (NTU) Singapore will share his experience in lexicography, and we will hear field reports from communities in Northeast India working to create dictionaries for their languages including Boro, Thadou, Uipo, Lamkang, Liangmai, and more. Join us for a lively discussion!


CoRSAL V - 2021

Increasing Engagement with CoRSAL through Social Media

October 1, 2021 (8:30 to noon via ZOOM)

Social media plays a significant role in language revitalization efforts. We learn more about this through our keynote address by Brook Danielle Lillehaugen. CoRSAL depositors share how they are using social media to increase engagement with their collections. We introduce the CoRSAL Excellence Fund and share news of our new collections and future plans.


CoRSAL IV - 2020

Archiving Legacy Material for ICSTLL Languages
October 2, 2020 (via ZOOM)

With the goal of raising awareness on the state of language collections for ICSTLL languages, key field researchers in Sino-Tibetan languages share the story of field studies in the subgroups they study. They review all manner of field notes, cassette tapes, minidisk recordings, unpublished manuscripts, publications with small print runs that need curation and archiving. Where these materials will be 50 years from now? Is this material safe and accessible, and what do we need to do to make it so? Are there speaker communities who need this data and are we able to bring it to them? What kind of training in data management and metadata creation do we need to provide our students so that their work can be easily archived? Discussion led by Kristine Hildebrandt.

CoRSAL III - 2019
Developing Infrastructure for a Computational Resource for South Asian Languages
October 29, 2019
UNT Union, Room 385, UNT MAIN CAMPUS

CoRSAL II - 2018
Developing Infrastructure for a Computational Resource for South Asian Languages
November 1, 2018

CoRSAL I - 2017
Developing Infrastructure for Computational Resources for South Asian Languages
November 17, 2017