Dirk Schmidt

My work centers on practical applications for technology & language research, or applied linguistics, for the Tibetan languages.

Tibetan is under-resourced & under-studied, while the varieties spoken in the diaspora settlements of the Himalaya remain non-standardized & unrecognized. Linguistics research has a role to play not only in understanding those varieties, but also putting that knowledge to good use.

Projects that I am involved with include, for example, documenting spoken varieties of Tibetan inspeech corpora,then using that data to inform the materials development oftextbooksand the readability levels ofgraded stories.

More details from my published research on these issues can be found in myCV.