David Nathan

April 2013
Photo by Meili Fang
Director, Endangered Languages Archive
SOAS, University of London
voice +44 (0)20 7898 4584

email djn@soas.ac.uk
Publications | Conferences papers, workshops, lectures etc | Web sites | Unpublished papers
 

Publications

2012-2013

  • Nathan, David. in press. Access and accessibility at ELAR, a social networking archive for endangered languages documentation. In Mark Turin, Claire Wheeler & Eleanor Wilkinson (eds) Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. eprint
  • Nathan, David and Meili Fang. to appear. Re-imagining Documentary Linguistics as a Revitalization-driven Practice. In M. Jones and S. Ogilvie (eds) Keeping Languages Alive: Documentation, Pedagogy and Revitalization. Cambridge: CUP.

2011

  • Nathan, David. 2011. Confronting the Mass Extinction of Languages in The Mark (Canada). Originally titled Speaking to the Future. eprint
  • Nathan, David 2011. “Language documentation and archiving: a work in progress”. In David Nathan (ed.) Proceedings of Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving. London: SOAS. eprint
  • Nathan, David. (ed.) 2011. Proceedings of Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving. London: SOAS.
  • Nathan, David. 2011. “Digital archiving”. In Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank (eds). Handbook of Language Documentation. Cambridge: CUP. 255-273. eprint

2010

  • Nathan, David. 2010. “Archives 2.0 for Endangered Languages: from Disk Space to MySpace.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 4.1–2 (2010). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 111–124. eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2010. “Language documentation and archiving: from disk space to MySpace.” In Peter Austin (ed) Language Documentation and Description. Vol 7. London: SOAS. 172-208. eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2010. “Sound and unsound practices in documentary linguistics: towards an epistemology for audio.” In Peter Austin (ed) Language Documentation and Description. Vol 7. London: SOAS. 262-284. eprint

2009

  • Nathan, David. 2009. “The soundness of documentation: towards an epistemology for audio in documentary linguistics.” In Journal of the International Association of Sound Archives (IASA). Vol 33, June 2009. eprint
  • Nathan, David, Susannah Rayner, and Stuart Brown (eds) 2009. The Notebooks of William Dawes on the Aboriginal Language of Sydney. London & Sydney: SOAS & Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation. eprint
  • Nathan, David (co-ordinator). 2009. The Notebooks of William Dawes on the Aboriginal Language of Sydney. http://www.williamdawes.org
  • Nathan, David and John Giacon. 2009. Gayarragi, Winangali. Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM for learning of Yuwaalaraay/Gamilaraay, an endangered language of NSW. Catholic Education Office. download
  • Austin, Peter K., Oliver Bond & David Nathan. 2009. “Introduction.” In Peter K. Austin, Oliver BondMonik Charette, David Nathan & Peter Sells (eds) Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory. London: SOAS. pp. 1-2 all papers
  • Nathan, David. 2009. “Audio responsibilities in endangered languages documentation and archiving.” In Peter Austin (ed) Language Documentation and Description. Vol 6. London: SOAS. 101-116.
  • Nathan, David and Meili Fang. 2009. “Language documentation and pedagogy for endangered languages: a mutual revitalisation.” In Peter Austin (ed) Language Documentation and Description. Vol 6. London: SOAS. 132-160. eprint
  • Dobrin, Lise, Peter K. Austin and David Nathan. 2009. “Dying to be counted: the commodification of endangered languages in documentary linguistics”.   In Peter Austin (ed) Language Documentation and Description. Vol 6. London: SOAS. 37-52. eprint

2008

  • David Nathan and Meili Fang. Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability. In Proceedings of FEL XII: Endangered Languages and Language Learning. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. November 2008. 177-184 eprint
  • Broeder, Daan, David Nathan, Sven Strömqvist, and Remco van Veenendaal. 2008. Building a federation of Language Resource Repositories: The DAM-LR project and its continuation within CLARIN. In Proceedings of LREC 2008, Marrakech, Morocco, May 28-30 2008 eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2008. Digital archives: essential elements in the workflow for endangered languages documentation and revitalisation. In Peter K. Austin (ed.) Language documentation and description, Vol. 5. London: HRELP, SOAS eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2008. Minding our words: Audio responsibilities in endangered languages documentation and archiving. In Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, 6.2(2008), 59-78 eprint online

2007

  • Austin, Peter K., Oliver Bond and David Nathan (eds). 2007. Proceedings of the Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory. London: HRELP, SOAS papers
  • Dobrin, Lise, Peter Austin and David Nathan. 2007. Dying to be counted: commodification of endangered languages in documentary linguistics. In Peter Austin, Oliver Bond and David Nathan (eds) Proceedings of the Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory. pp 59-68 eprint
  • Csató. Éva Á. and David Nathan. 2007. “Multiliteracy, past and present, in the Karaim communities”. In Peter K. Austin (ed.) Language documentation and description, Vol. 4. London: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. 207-230 eprint
  • Digital Video in Documentation and Archiving, in Nathan, David, Paul Trilsbeek, and Marcus Uneson (eds) Language Archives Newsletter, No 9 (Feb 2007), pp 3-4 online
  • Nathan, David, Romuald Skiba and Marcus Uneson (eds) Language Archives Newsletter, Vol 1, No 4 (Dec 2004) - No 10 (Sept 2007) online

2006

  • Nathan, David 2006. “Thick interfaces: mobilising language documentation”. In Joost Gippert, Nikolaus Himmelmann and Ulrike Mosel (eds.), Essentials of language documentation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 363-379 eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2006. “Proficient, Permanent, or Pertinent: Aiming for Sustainability”. In Sustainable data from Digital Sources: from creation to archive and back. Linda Barwick and Tom Honeyman (eds). Sydney, Sydney University Press. 57-68. online
  • Broeder, Daan, Remco van Veenendaal, David Nathan, and Sven Strömqvist. 2006. “A Grid of Language Resource Repositories”. InIn Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006) (Linguistic Resources and Evaluation Conference of the European Language Resources Association).
  • Broeder, D, Offenga, F., Wittenburg, P., Van de Kamp, P., Nathan, D., & Strömqvist, S. (2006). Technologies for a federation of language resource archive. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006). (Linguistic Resources and Evaluation Conference of the European Language Resources Association).
  • Nathan, David and Éva Á. Csató 2006. “Multimedia: A community oriented information and communication technology”. In Anju Saxena & Lars Borin (eds) Lesser-known languages of South Asia. Status and policies, case studies and applications of information technology. [Trends of Linguistics Series] Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 257-277 eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2006. “A Talking Dictionary of Paakantyi NSW”. In Laurel Dyson, Max Hendriks & Stephen Grant (eds) Information technology and Indigenous People. Hershey PA: Idea Group. 200-204. eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2006. Review of “Multilingualism and Electronic Language Management”. Walter Daelemans, Theo du Plessis, Cobus Snyman, and Lut Teck (editors). U Antwerp; U Free State; and IHESA, Brussels, Pretoria: Van Schaik (Studies in language policy in South Africa, volume 4). In Computational Linguistics 32.1 (March 2006). 143-147 eprint

2005

  • Nathan, David. 2005. “Developing Multimedia Documentation”. In P. Austin (ed) Language Description and Documentation Vol 2. London: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. 154-168 eprint
  • Nathan, David. and Peter Austin. 2005. “Reconceiving metadata: language documentation though thick and thin”. In P. Austin (ed) Language Description and Documentation Vol 2. London: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. 179-187 eprint
  • HRELP. 2005 (produced by David Nathan) Peter Ladefoged: The disappearing sounds of the world’s endangered languages. London: HRELP, SOAS [Interactive multimedia CD-ROM]

2004

  • Csató. Éva Á. and David Nathan 2004. “Multimedia and the documentation of endangered languages”. In Peter K. Austin (ed.) Language documentation and description, Vol. 1. London: The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. 73-84. eprint

2002

  • Nathan, David. 2002. Foundations of Information Technology: A Resource Handbook. Sydney: PearsonEd

2001

  • Hercus, Luise and David Nathan. 2001. Paakantyi. Canberra: ATSIC [multimedia interactive language CD-ROM]
  • Christie, Michael and David Nathan. 2001. Yolngu Language and Culture: Gupapuyngu. Melbourne: Open Learning Australia [multimedia interactive language CD-ROM]
  • Csató, Éva and David Nathan. 2001. Spoken Karaim. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies [multimedia interactive language CD-ROM]

2000

  • Nathan, David. 2000. “The World Wide Web”, in Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. Oxford University Press. Melbourne: OUP, pp 311-312 eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2000. “The Spoken Karaim CD: Sound, Text, Lexicon and ‘Active Morphology’ for Language Learning Multimedia”, in Goksel, Asli & Celia Kerslake (eds.) Studies on Turkish and Turkic Languages. pp 405-413. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz eprint
  • Nathan, David. 2000. “Plugging in Indigenous knowledge - connections and innovations”. In Australian Aboriginal Studies 2000:2, pp 39-47 eprint

1999

  • Nathan, David. 1999. Review of “Aboriginal English”, by Jay Arthur, in Australian Aboriginal Studies 1999:1 eprint

1996

  • Nathan, David. (ed) 1996. Australia’s Indigenous Languages. Adelaide: SSABSA. [Textbook with CD-ROM]
  • Nathan, David. 1996. The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Australian Aboriginal Languages. http://www.dnathan.com/VL/austLang.htm (established 1996)
  • Nathan, David. 1996. “Caught in a Web of Murri Words: Making and Using the Gamilaraay Web Dictionary”, in Library Automated Systems Information Exchange. Vol 27:4, pp 35-42
  • Austin, Peter and David Nathan. 1996. Gamilaraay Web Dictionary. http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPages/AborigPages/LANG/GAMDICT/GAMDICT.HTM

1992

  • Nathan, David. 1992. “You can say that again! The status of direct and indirect speech as grammatical categories”. In LaTrobe Working Papers in Linguistics. Vol 5, pp 81-106
  • Nathan, David and Peter Austin. 1992 “Finderlists, Computer-generated, for bilingual dictionaries”. In International Journal of Lexicography. Vol 5:1, pp 32-65.

1989

  • Austin, Peter and David Nathan. 1989. A Dictionary of Payungu, Western Australia. La Trobe University

1986

  • Nathan, David 1986 “Land Rights - Triumph over the nomads?”. In Laura, vol 5, 89-102

Conference papers, workshops, lectures etc

2012

  • Nathan, David. 2012. Archive fever: making languages contagious, or textually transmitted disease? Paper presented at Charting Vanishing Voices: A Collaborative Workshop to Map Endangered Oral Cultures. University of Cambridge, 30 June 2012.
  • Nathan, David. 2012. Training for language documentation: trends in training and methods. Paper presented at Twenty years on: Reassessing language documentation and language revitalization. University of Lyon 2, 6 July 2012.
  • Nathan, David and Aikaterini Chatsiou. 2012. ELAR: experiences from a social networking archive. Paper presented at Innovative Networking in Infrastructure for Endangered Languages. University of Cologne, 6 September 2012.
  • Nathan, David. 2012. From Preserving Language Resources to Serving Language Speakers: New Prospects for Endangered Languages Archives. Paper presented at Digital Humanities 2012. University of Hamburg, 19 July 2012.

2011

  • Nathan, David. 2011. Language Documentation and archiving: a work in progress. Presentation at the International Workshop on Language Documentation and Archiving, SOAS 18 November 2011.
  • Nathan, David. 2011. The Endangered Languages Archive. Presentation at workshop Discovering Babel, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford. 24 June.
  • Nathan, David & Meili Fang. 2011. Re-imagining Documentary Linguistics as a Revitalisation-driven Practice. Paper presented at workshop on Language Endangerment: Documentation, Pedagogy, and Revitalization, Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge. 25 March.
  • Nathan, David. 2011. Archives as publishers of language documentation: experiences from ELAR. Presentation at Second International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawaii, February 12, 2011. Available at http://hdl.handle.net/10125/5223.
  • Nathan, David. 2011. Better Data about metadata: a survey of depositor metadata submitted to the Endangered Languages Archive. Paper presented at the Workshop on Metadata in Language Documentation and Description, held as part of the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America [7/1/2011]

2010

  • David Nathan. Lectures on Audio, Video and Data Management. West African Summer School on Documentary Linguistics, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana [16-30/7/2010]
  • David Nathan. Lectures on Audio and Multimedia. WinterSchool on Saami Language Documentation and Revitalisation, Bodø University College, Norway [1-8/3/2010]

2009

  • David Nathan. Plenary Lecture: New trends in documentary linguistics. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. [9/2/09]
  • David Nathan. A new look at archiving for sensitive community based materials: A ‘web 2.0’ approach to distribution and updates. World Oral Literature Project Workshop. Cambridge University [15/12/09]
  • David Nathan. ELAR: applying social networking principles to solving key problems in archiving and sharing endangered languages materials. Endangered Languages Information Infrastructure Project, University of Utah [13/11/09]
  • David Nathan. Archives 2.0 for Endangered Languages: from Diskspace to MySpace. Conference of Digital Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, Queens University, Belfast [9/9/9]
  • David Nathan. Plenary Lecture: Archiving. 3L Summer School, SOAS, July 2009.
  • David Nathan. From Diskspace to MySpace: a Model for a Specialised Languages Archive. Workshop on Digital Speech and Language Archives. UCL, London 30 April 2009.
  • Meili Fang and David Nathan. A Performance Approach to Second/Third Language Teaching and Learning. Conference on Multilingualism, Regional & Minority Languages: Paradigms for ‘Languages of the Wider World’. CETL-LWW, SOAS [17/4/09]
  • David Nathan. The soundness of documentation: towards an epistemology for audio in documentary linguistics. First International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. University of Hawaii [14/3/09]
  • David Nathan. Plenary Lecture: Archiving language materials.Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. [9/2/09]

2008

  • David Nathan. Dogs in Space: Putting Documentary Linguistics on Sound Footing. Annual Conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). Sydney [14-19 September 2008]
  • David Nathan and Meili Fang. Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability. FEL XII: Endangered Languages and Language Learning. Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. November 2008. eprint
  • David Nathan. Minding our Words: Audio Responsibilities in Endangered Languages Documentation. Invited paper at The 7th Annual Wenshan International Symposium on Spoken Corpus: Language Documentation and Applications. National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 19, 2008.
  • David Nathan and Meili Fang. Language Documentation and Pedagogy for Endangered Languages: a Mutual Revitalisation. ELAP Workshop on Issues in Language Revitalisation and Maintenance, SOAS, 9 February 2008.

2007

  • David Nathan (with Lise Dobrin and Peter Austin). Dying to be counted: The ‘audit culture’ in documentary linguistics. Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory. SOAS, London. 7-8 December 2007.
  • David Nathan. The role of video in language documentation and archiving: is the pixel mightier than the word? Presentation at DELAMAN V, Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas (INALI), Mexico City, 8-9 November 2007.
  • David Nathan and Stuart Brown. Opening Dawes: Organising Knowledge around a Linguistic Manuscript. September 2007. Paper presented at Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts, Dartington, UK

  • David Nathan & Eva Csató. Multimedia in language documentation and support: Working with Diaspora groups – the Karaim project. August 2007. Invited workshop presentation at Summer School on Documenting Endangered Iranian Languages, University of Kiel, Germany
  • David Nathan & Stuart Brown. Opening Dawes: Organising Knowledge around a Linguistic Manuscript. September 2007. Paper presented (with Stuart Brown) at Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts, Dartington, UK
  • David Nathan. Digital archives: essential elements in the workflow for endangered languages documentation and revitalisation. June 2007. Paper presented at International Conference on Austronesian Endangered Languages, Providence University, Taiwan

2006

  • David Nathan. Language endangerment, documentary linguistics, and the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. September 06. Invited Keynote lecture at International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • David Nathan. Proficient, Permanent, or Pertinent: Aiming for Sustainability. December 2006. Paper presented at Sustainable data from Digital Sources: from creation to archive and back, University of Sydney, Australia online
  • David Nathan. Sound and Unsound Documentation: Questions about the roles of audio in language documentation. March 2006. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Roundtable on Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
  • Daan Broeder, Peter van de Kamp, David Nathan, Freddy Offenga, Sven Strömqvist, & Peter Wittenburg. Technologies for a Federation of Language Resource Archives. May 2006. Paper presented at LREC Workshop: Towards a Research Infrastructure for Language Resources, Genoa, Italy
  • David Nathan & Remco van Veenendaal. DAM-LR as a Language Archive Federation: strategies and prospects. May 2006. Paper presented (with ) at LREC Workshop: Towards a Research Infrastructure for Language Resources, Genoa, Italy

2005

  • David Nathan. Multimedia: a confluence of linguistic rights, documentation, and resource management. April 2005. Invited presentation at The Dialogue of Cultures, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Robert Munro & David Nathan. Towards portability and interoperability for linguistic annotation and language-specific ontologies. July 2005. Paper presented at the E-MELD Workshop on Linguistic Ontologies and Data Categories for Language Resources. Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • David Nathan & Robert Munro. Introducing the ELAR information system architecture. November 2005. Paper presented at The Third meeting of the Digital Endangered Languages and Music Archive Network (DELAMAN III), University of Texas, Austin, USA

2004

  • David Nathan. Meet the interface: inscribing community participation in language resource software development. Invited lecture at A World of Many Voices, Interfaces in Language Documentation: Linguistics, Anthropology, Speech Communities, and Technology. September 2004. University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • David Nathan. ELAR - Reconceptualising the Digital Archive as Ark-hive. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, July 2004 Sydney, Australia
  • David Nathan & Peter Austin. Reconceiving metadata: language documentation standards through thick and thin. Paper presented (with Peter Austin) at Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, July 2004. Sydney, Australia eprint
  • David Nathan. The modern language archive: from microphone to multimedia. May 2004. Invited lecture at Coimbra University, Portugal
  • Peter Austin, Robert Munro & David Nathan. Archives: the communities of users. Invited presentation at DoBeS Access Workshop. November 2004. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2003

  • David Nathan. Endangered languages documentation: from standardization to mobilization. Paper presented at Digital resources for the Humanities 2003. University of Gloucestershire, September 2003 eprint

2002

  • David Nathan. Plugging in Indigenous knowledge. Paper delivered to the 1997 Fulbright Symposium on Indigenous People in an Interconnected World. Published as “Plugging in Indigenous knowledge - connections and innovations“, in Australian Aboriginal Studies 2000:2, pp 39-47 eprint

1999

  • Language support with I.T.: not a high wire act. Paper presented at Learning IT Together, Brisbane, April 1999. This paper argues that IT should be used with care in language maintenance and revival situations because they are already so fraught with so many difficulties: nevertheless, the opportunities are great. eprint

 

Websites

(not all will still be in existence or in the form in which I established or was involved with them)

Unpublished papers

  • Hypertext and the dictionary game. An otherwise unpublished paper about the limited mechanisms for recognising quality of resources on the web, with suggestions for understanding how quality is achieved in a hypertext system with reference to dictionaries.



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