Does the money we spend on ‘Language Documentation’ make a difference? I wonder if it wouldn’t be money better spent for language documentation and benefit to the academy, if organizations funding language documentation research for the academy would rather fund the collection of audio samples and video samples already appearning in grammars. In a way provide the support that modern grammars should have.
Working in services design and web-data handeling, I see a lot of different policies and data handling practices. However should there some special set of practices related to language data? I am exploring this question in a github repository.