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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/LFA7Q8-Preserving Puyuma Heritage Through Digitalization: A Case Study of Language Revitalization Efforts in Taiwan

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Title: Preserving Puyuma Heritage Through Digitalization: A Case Study of Language Revitalization Efforts in Taiwan

Speakers:

Yucheng Lin

History Student

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Room: Room 325

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:10:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:25:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 15 minutes

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Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Puyuma is an indigenous language spoken in Taiwan that is at risk of disappearing due to low usage and lack of documentation. In recent years, digitalization has become a crucial tool for language preservation, especially for endangered languages.

Description[edit source]

Title: Preserving Puyuma Heritage Through Digitalization: A Case Study of Language Revitalization Efforts in Taiwan Abstract: Puyuma is an indigenous language spoken in Taiwan that is at risk of disappearing due to low usage and lack of documentation. In recent years, digitalization has become a crucial tool for language preservation, especially for endangered languages. This case study explores how the digitalization of Puyuma language and cultural heritage can be used to preserve and revitalize the language. Museums play a crucial role in preserving cultural heritage and language, and this case study focuses on the Puyuma Cultural and Historical Museum in Taiwan. The museum contains a vast collection of Puyuma cultural artifacts and documents, including historical texts and audio recordings of the Puyuma language. By digitizing these materials and making them available online, the museum has created a valuable resource for language learners and researchers. One important aspect of the digitalization effort is the involvement of Puyuma community members in the process. The museum has collaborated with Puyuma language experts to create a database of Puyuma words and phrases, which will be used to develop language learning materials. The museum has also conducted workshops to train community members on how to use digital tools for language preservation. The digitalization of Puyuma heritage has also facilitated cross-cultural exchange and collaboration. The museum has partnered with international organizations to share Puyuma culture and language with a wider audience. For instance, the museum has collaborated with the various local heritage guides to create a Puyuma language revitalization lessons. This effort has not only helped to preserve the language but also to promote cultural exchange and understanding. In conclusion, the digitalization of Puyuma language and heritage is a crucial step towards preserving and revitalizing the language. The case study highlights the importance of community involvement in language preservation efforts and the potential of digital tools for language revitalization. This case study also demonstrates the potential for cross-cultural exchange and collaboration through the digitalization of cultural heritage.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The session described in the conference abstract relates to the event themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future in several ways.

Firstly, the preservation of Puyuma language and heritage is a testament to the rich diversity of cultures and languages around the world. With the threat of language loss and cultural erosion, efforts to preserve and revitalize endangered languages are critical for preserving cultural diversity. The case study described in the abstract shows how collaboration between different stakeholders, including museums, language experts, and community members, can help to achieve this goal.

Secondly, the use of digital tools for language preservation and revitalization is an example of how collaboration between different fields can lead to innovative solutions for the future. As technology advances, digital tools and platforms are increasingly being used for language revitalization efforts. Collaboration between museums, language experts, and digital technology experts is key to ensuring that these tools are effectively used for language preservation and revitalization.

Finally, the case study demonstrates a vision for the future where cultural heritage is preserved and shared across borders, promoting cross-cultural collaboration and understanding. By creating a Puyuma language Wikipedia in collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation, the museum has not only helped to preserve the language but also to promote cross-cultural exchange and collaboration. This aligns with the event theme of Future, which focuses on the importance of creating a more inclusive and collaborative future.

Overall, the session described in the conference abstract aligns with the event themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future by highlighting the importance of preserving and revitalizing endangered languages and cultural heritage through collaboration and the use of digital tools, while promoting cross-cultural exchange and understanding for a more inclusive and collaborative future.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Some experience will be needed

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Tick Pre-recorded and available on demand