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Constructing the Three-Dimensional World of Speech Events
Giovanni Bennardo and Kurt Schultz
Northern Illinois University
This article describes the Digitized Tonga database project, the construction of a geographically and ethnographically very detailed three-dimensional representation of Tonga, Polynesia. This digital representation creates a rich landscape for extensive and in-depth analyses of linguistic and ethnographic data. The article provides a detailed description of the process by which the two-dimensional representation created by GIS (Geographic Information System) and the three-dimensional representation of the speech events under analysis was obtained. We also illustrate how digital video clips of interviews are simultaneously displayed on the computer screen with these two representations, thus helping the analysis of linguistic data.
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Digitized Tonga

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