The AustrILS database aims at providing Australianists and other linguists interested in research on Australian Indigenous languages with a solid, expert-based information on lexical and grammatical features in a sample of 70+ Australian languages.
The goal of the project is to:
- Compile grammatical and lexical information extracted from grammars, dictionaries and research articles.
- Annotate it using a specially devised set of features.
- Combine the resulting datasets with existing bibliographic and geographic information already available through previous public domain databases (including the WALS, and AustLang).
Phase 1: pilot (2021-2022)
During its pilot, development phase (2021-2022), the project will primarily focus on features pertaining to the wide domain of tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality.
James Bednall (A.N.U. & Charles Darwin University), David Felipe Guerrero-Beltran (PhD student, LLF, U. Paris Cité & U. Melbourne), Marie Legentil (PhD student, LLF, U. Paris Cité), Baptiste LOREAU UNGER (Master’s student, U. of Paris Cité), Noah Loutchmia (Master’s student, U. of Paris Cité), Luiz Arthur BLAMIRIS (Master’s student, U. of Paris Cité), Marcelo Stoppa (Master’s student, U. of Paris 3).