Yupik Project Publications and Talks

Publications

2019

Schwartz, Lane, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, and Emily Chen. In press. Community-focused language documentation in support of language education and revitalization for St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Études/Inuit/Studies 42(1).

Hunt, Benjamin, Emily Chen, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, and Lane Schwartz. 2019. Community lexical access for an endangered polysynthetic language: An electronic dictionary for St. Lawrence Island Yupik. In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Demonstrations), 122-126.

Schwartz, Lane, Emily Chen, Benjamin Hunt, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. 2019. Bootstrapping a Neural Morphological Analyzer for St. Lawrence Island Yupik from a Finite-State Transducer. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages: Vol. 1, Article 12, 85-96.

2018

Chen, Emily, and Lane Schwartz. 2018. A Morphological Analyzer for St. Lawrence Island / Central Siberian Yupik. In Proceedings of the 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC-2018), 2623-2630.

2017

Schwartz, Lane, and Emily Chen. 2017. Liinnaqumalghiit: A web-based tool for addressing orthographic transparency in St. Lawrence Island/Central Siberian Yupik. Language Documentation & Conservation  11, pp. 275–288. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24736

Conference Presentations (links to handouts/slides)

2019

Schreiner, Sylvia L.R. When translation fails: Pinpointing “past tense” meanings with speakers of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Paper, 21st Inuit Studies Conference, October 2019.

Schwartz, Lane, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Peter Zukerman, Giulia Masella Soldati, Emily Chen, and Benjamin Hunt.Initiating a tool-building infrastructure for the use of the St. Lawrence Island Yupik language community. Paper, International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference, October 2019.

Hunt, Benjamin, Emily Chen, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, and Lane Schwartz. Community lexical access for an endangered polysynthetic language: An electronic dictionary for St. Lawrence Island Yupik. System demonstration, 2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), June 2019.

Hunt, Benjamin, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner.  Patterns in Heteromorphemic Consonant Behavior in St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Poster, Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of Americas (WSCLA) 24, UMD, May 2019.

Schwartz, Lane, Emily Chen, Benjamin Hunt, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner.  Bootstrapping a Neural Morphological Analyzer for St. Lawrence Island Yupik from a Finite-State Transducer. Paper, Comput-EL3 Workshop, Hawaii, February 2019.

Hunt, Benjamin, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. The Syntax of Negation in St. Lawrence Island/Central Siberian Yupik. Paper, 2019 Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, New York, January 2019.

2018

Chen, Emily, and Lane Schwartz. A Morphological Analyzer for St. Lawrence Island / Central Siberian Yupik. 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC’18). Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018.

Invited Talks

2019

Documenting semantic contrasts in a low-resource language. Sylvia Schreiner, invited talk at University of Calgary, January 2019.

2018

Documenting temporal relations in St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Sylvia Schreiner, invited talk at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2018.

Computational models for St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Lane Schwartz, invited talk at George Mason University, April 2018.