The series Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Phonology and Orthography Descriptions is published by Sulawesi Language Alliance.
Papers on phonology describe the sound system of a language, and may range from an organized database that provides initial evidence for the contrastive sounds of a language, to a full-fledged phonological description, or even a detailed investigation of a specialized topic (e.g. stress, long vowels).
Papers on orthography discuss the writing system which is proposed or has been adopted for a Sulawesi language. A good writing system must be based on a correct understanding of the sound system. Beyond specifying how each sound is to be symbolized, however, orthographic decisions cover additional areas such as word break decisions, use of hyphens and capitalization, how to write contracted forms, and whether to write underlying or surface forms when processes of sound change operate across morpheme and word boundaries.
Descriptions appearing in this series are working papers, and updated versions may be posted from time to time. To submit a report for inclusion in this series, see our guidelines on how to submit a resource.
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