Project documentation and publications

Computer tools and documentation

Liinnaqumalghiit Kukriqigalnguut (preliminary spell-checker, pronunciation tool, orthography tool)

Yupigestun Sangaawa/Ivalghiit Naalkigalnguut (dictionary)

Short demo of the dictionary

Read-along video of the Pledge of Allegiance in Yupik

Source code, tools, and data for Yupik

Source code for the tools and dictionary

Source code for the morphological analyzer

Yupik Digital Corpus

Publications

2021/forthcoming

Hunt, Benjamin, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. To appear. The Distribution of Nominal Quantifiers in a Digitized Corpus of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. In Gabriela De la Cruz-Sánchez, ed., Proceedings of the 39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Hunt, Benjamin, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. To appear. Patterns in Heteromorphemic Consonant Behavior in St. Lawrence Island Yupik. In Proceedings of WSCLA 24. Vancouver: UBCWPIL. (pre-publication version)

Koonooka, Christopher Petuwaq, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Giulia Masella Soldati, Lane Schwartz, Benjamin Hunt, Preston Haas, Emily Chen, and Hyunji Hayley Park. 2021. Akuzipik/Yupik (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA; Chukotka, Russia) – Language Snapshot. Language Documentation and Description 20, 135-144.

Park, Hyunji, Lane Schwartz, and Francis Tyers. 2021. Expanding Universal Dependencies for Polysynthetic Languages: A Case of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Indigenous Languages of the Americas. 131-142. https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2021.americasnlp-1.14

Schwartz, Lane, Emily Chen, Hyunji Hayley Park, Edward Jahn, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. 2021. A Digital Corpus of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages. arXiv:2101.10496 (https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.10496).

2020

Chen, Emily, Hyunji Hayley Park, and Lane Schwartz. 2020. Improved Finite-State Morphological Analysis for St. Lawrence Island Yupik Using Paradigm Function Morphology. In Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Marseille, France, 2676-2684.

Schreiner, Sylvia L.R., Lane Schwartz, Benjamin Hunt, and Emily Chen. 2020. Multidirectional leveraging for computational morphology and language documentation and revitalization. Language Documentation & Conservation 14, 69-86.

2019

Schwartz, Lane, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, and Emily Chen. 2019. Community-focused language documentation in support of language education and revitalization for St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Études Inuit Studies 43(1/2).

Schwartz, Lane. 2019. Language Shift, Language Technology, and Language Revitalization: Challenges and Possibilities for St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Proceedings of the International Conference Language Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide. UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

Chen, Emily. 2019. Measuring the Value of Linguistics: A Case Study from St. Lawrence Island Yupik. In Proceedings of the ACL 2019, Student Research Workshop, 27-33.

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)

2021

Hunt, Benjamin, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. The distribution of nominal quantifiers in a digitized corpus of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Poster, WCCFL 39, March 2021.  (one-page version here)

Hunt, Benjamin, Emily Chen, Lane Schwartz, Wills Davis, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, and Scott Schreiner. A morphologically aware offline mobile electronic dictionary for St. Lawrence Island Yupik Poster, Symposium on American Indian Languages 2021. Virtual, March 2021.

Schwartz, Lane, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Emily Chen, Hyunji Hayley Park, Peter Zuckerman, Benjamin Hunt, and Giulia Masella Soldati. Tools for the maintenance and revitalization of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Paper, Symposium on American Indian Languages 2021. Virtual, March 2021.

Schwartz, Lane, Emily Chen, Hyunji Hayley Park, Edward Jahn, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. A Digital Corpus of St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Paper, Comput-EL4 Workshop, Virtual, March 2021.

Schwartz, Lane, Emily Chen, Hyunji Hayley Park, Edward Jahn, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. A Digital Corpus of St. Lawrence Island Yupik for the Yupik Community. Poster, 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation, Virtual, March 2021.

Schreiner, Sylvia L.R. Types of proximity in St. Lawrence Island Yupik past markers. Poster, 2021 Annual Meeting of The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Virtual, January 2021.

Hunt, Benjamin, Harim Kwon, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. An acoustic analysis of vowels and vocalic allophony in St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Poster, LSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, Virtual, January 2021.

2020

Hunt, Benjamin, Harim Kwon, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. An acoustic analysis of St. Lawrence Island Yupik vowels. Poster, Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Virtual, December 2020.

Hunt, Benjamin, and Sylvia L.R. Schreiner. On the Status of the Determiner Phrase in St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Paper, 2020 Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, New Orleans, January 2020.

2019

Schwartz, Lane, Emily Chen, Hayley Park, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, and Benjamin Hunt. St. Lawrence Island Yupik Technology for Language Documentation and Revitalization. Poster, International Conference Language Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide, December 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.

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

Schwartz, Lane, Sylvia Schreiner, Emily Chen, and Benjamin Hunt. Bidirectional Leveraging of Computational Morphology and Linguistic Fieldwork. Poster, 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC), Hawaii, February 2019.

Hunt, Benjamin, Emily Chen, Sylvia Schreiner, and Lane Schwartz. Introducing An Electronic Dictionary for Central Siberian / St. Lawrence Island Yupik. Technology showcase, 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC), 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.