Indigenous languages shaping multi-lingual interfaces
Keegan, T. T. (2008). Indigenous languages shaping multi-lingual interfaces. In F. Sudweeks & C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, Nimes, France. (pp. 374-383). Perth, Australia: Murdoch University.
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This paper reports on an investigation into the indigenous language usage of two bilingual/multilingual digital libraries. Results show that the indigenous language was significantly used by clients and indicate why clients chose to use the indigenous language. Feedback from clients has suggested how the interface should be improved to assist both indigenous and non-indigenous language usage. These results serve as an example of how indigenous languages are shaping multilingual interfaces.
This article has been published in the Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, Nimes, France. Used with permission.