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CORPUS WEEK at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa 25 - 28 March 2013

Corpus Linguistics "in the very very South"

We are pleased to announce the first in a series of annual meetings intended to draw together researchers in Southern Africa and beyond who work with corpora - or who would like to! A blend of conference presentations, networking sessions and training workshops, Corpus Week is aimed at sharing experience and expertise, as well as inspiring researchers from diverse areas of linguistics and other disciplines to see the potential for incorporating corpus methods in their work.

Expressions of interest in getting involved are now invited - whether you would like to offer a training workshop, present corpus research or just come and meet like-minded researchers, you would be very welcome. The meeting will offer something for everyone, from the experienced researcher to the intrigued newbie.

Confirmed contributors:

Bertus van Rooy
Danie Prinsloo
Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Sylvia Jaworska

For more information or to submit your expression of interest, please
contact Sally Hunt at S [dot] Hunt [at] ru [dot] ac [dot] za or +27 46 603 8105.

Dr Sally Hunt
Department of English Language and Linguistics
Rhodes University
South Africa
Tel: +27 46 6038105

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Corpora for African languages - An Crúbadán


The Crúbadán Project is devoted to creating basic language technology for minority languages and under-resourced languages using web-crawling and statistical techniques. As of early 2008 we have collected text corpora for 419 languages, including more than 125 African languages, and have used these to create open source spell checkers for more than 20 languages. Please contact Kevin Scannell ( if you are interested in developing open source resources for other African languages using these data.

The Lord's Prayer - Ogosaba Kw'Omonene

The Lord's Prayer - Ogosaba Kw'Omonene
Our Father who is in heaven - Tata oito ore igoro
Hallowed be your name - Erieta riao risikwe
Your kingdom come - Oboruoti bwao boche
Your will be done on earth - Ogwancha kwao gokoreke ense
As it is in heaven - Buna kogokoreka igoro
Give us this day our daily bread - Otoe intwe rero endagera yaito
Forgive us our sins - Otwabere ebibe biaito

Resource-scarce vs low-resourced vs less-resourced?

Hi Everyone!

Recently, there was a dicussion about the differences between the above-mentioned concepts on some or other list. I thought it was on CorporaList, but can't find anything in their archives.

Does anyone here have an idea where I can look for the discussion thread?

Your help is appreciated!


Sociolingo's Mali Blog


A general blog about Mali with strengths in linguistics and culture.

LINGO7 CONFERENCE: Theme session: Computational linguistics, including CALL and Machine Translation

Linguistics Society of South Africa (LSSA), the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT) and the South African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA)
4-6 July 2007

Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University, South Africa
Theme session: Computational linguistics, including CALL and Machine Translation

14th International Conference of the African Language Association Of Southern Africa (ALASA)

9 - 11 JULY 2007

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth Special Track for HLT: HLT research in South Africa - towards sustainable development

Deadline for abstracts: 30 March 2007
Summary: 100 words
Length of abstracts: 500-800 words


The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT) at the North-West University (South Africa) is developing proprietary spelling checkers for various African languages. In order to conduct this project successfully, we are currently sourcing various resources, most notably electronic resources (word lists, corpora, etc.) and people (experts and assistants) to contribute to the project.


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