research product . 2021

Towards an Ethics of Care in Representing Minoritized Voices through Transcription

Fuller Medina, Nicté; González Paz, Alexander; Hernández Castro, Daniela; Padron, Griselly;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Mar 2021
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
The paper reports on transcription as a means to increase usability and access to specialized audio collections in the library. We discuss the complexity of transcriptions as a both a political and linguistic process rather than a neutral one. Two audiovisual collections are discussed: The Older Recordings of Belizean varieties of Spanish (Fuller Medina 2018) and the Chinese-Cuban oral histories (UCLA library’s International Digital Ephemera project). The first collection consists of sociolinguistic interviews collected by Timothy W. Hagerty in Belizean Mestizo-Maya communities for his linguistic analysis of the Spanish of Belize in 1979. More than a linguistic ...
free text keywords: transcription, linguistics, cultural heritage, audiovisual collections
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