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26-11-2007

08:00 Priorities:

  • Dictionaries
    • Ciyawo
    • Citumbuka
      • Computational methodology
  • Terminology
  • Linguist/phonologist
    • Linguistic database
      • Tones, consonant clusters, syllables, phonological information
  • Language documentation
    • Tools for documentation
    • Morphological descriptions
    • Syntactic
    • Phonological
  • Staff development
    • The earmarked resources for PhD's have been freed up now since Alick is on the quota system
    • The project should be able to accommodate one more candidate
    • At Unima linguistics is only done up to MA level
    • 144,000 our budget, 80,000 quota system budget
  • Quota system
    • 80,000 existence minimum
    • University housing system (much cheaper than the private market)
    • 3 years
    • Money for fields studies is included
    • We're looking at August/September next year for a potential new candidate
      • Proposal should probably be turned in April or May
  • Formalities
    • Annual report by March
    • Internal monitoring system at Unima (progress report before January)
  • Meeting with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (here for a demonstration)
    • To show what we have done during the week
  • Statement of goals
    • To develop computational goals for the descriptions of Malawian languages
      • Capacity building in computational linguistic documentation in Malawi
        • Exemplified by the two dictionaries
        • The doctoral programs
        • New development to bring linguistic theory and documentation closer
        • Bridging the gap linguistcs and documentation
        • Systems that are easy to handle and are easy to access
  • Cohesion
    • There must be dynamic energy that will keep us together even though we are in different places.
    • Telephone numbers
      • +265 8 825 657 (The Directory)
      • +46 70 729 1253 (In Europe) Daniel
      • 05 440672 (In Malawi) Daniel
      • +265 8 310 918 - +265 9 107 761 Alick
      • +47 932 28 315 - Lars
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