This is a pilot webpage for the proposed project currently called Kokodri 🐊 Kolèksyon kréyol - documentation, revitalization, investigation. Kokodri 🐊 is a long-term project to create an open-access, collaborative repository of Louisiana Creole which is accessible scholars, language-learners, and the interested public. More detailed information and ideas can be found in this short presentation (15 June 2021).
Kokodri 🐊could include some basic text processing tools, e.g. concordance search across texts, dictionary look-up and cross-reference, lemmatization and part-of-speech tagging. The infrastructure would be designed so that new texts could be added to Kokodri 🐊 in plaintext format and then automatically analyzed, tokenized, tagged, lemmatized, etc. In this way, many texts can be submitted using one workflow with no need to create multiple standards or versions of the same texts.
Importantly, Kokodri 🐊 would be a collective effort, with collaborators working together to make their own sources available and to create an open-access archive for future work. This could include linguists, folklorists, language learners, creative writers, musicians and more. New functionalities and tools could be added over time. Texts, transcriptions and recordings could be cited as if they are 'published by' Kokodri 🐊 in the format
Fieldworker. YYYY. Title (ID). Accessed through Kokodri at URL/ID, e.g.
"Fortier, A. 1895. Néléphant avec baleine (FO T1). Accessed through Kokodri at URL/FO_T1".
Texts are organised according to the abbreviations first presented in Valdman et al.'s Dictionary of Louisiana Creole. This pilot webpage only has a few texts available in plaintext. Currently only texts highlighted are available to download, only as .txt format with UTF-8 encoding. These are also listed at the dropdown menu in the site header. Links point to a directory of individual files for easy downloading. Web versions could be created if there is interest.
Currently this site is maintained by Oliver Mayeux to whom any queries should be directed at
ofm23 аt cam dot аc dot uk. The website is hosted on the servers of the Language Creation Society but would move to dedicated hosting elsewhere. All material here is in the public domain but future licenses may change, depending on the texts added.
Last updated 2022-06-15-16-29