Developing a framework for a minority language-based utility
Author(s)Monroy Fonseca, Marco Antonio, 1975-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.
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While several efforts have been carried out for connecting ethnic groups to the Internet, few of them have been executed in developing countries, where lack of connectivity infrastructure prevents access of indigenous groups online, creating a less diverse World Wide Web where only few languages are present. Based on the reversal language shift theory of Fishman, and using HDL as the technology approach, I propose a framework for deploying an online collaborative environment for enhancing the presence of minority languages on the Internet. As part of this objective, this thesis documents several steps taken for deploying a HDL web server in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the participation of two native organizations in its conception. I point out positive as well as negative aspects of the experience that occurred during the process.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-113).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.