The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.
The Aleut language, indigenous to the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA, is a branch of the Eskimo-Aleut language family. To preserve the manner and content of Aleut discourse, this project will record in audio, video and bilingual text, a major corpus of conversations and other language material deemed important by speakers and learners, on location, in a variety of seasonal settings, among the language's last fluent 70-100 native speakers.
Primary investigator: Alice Taff