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.
This project will produce an integrated corpus of transcribed and analyzed texts from Teotepec Chatino, a highly endangered Otomanguean language of Oaxaca, Mexico. A strong emphasis on speaker training, and community participation at historical and cultural documentation, in the creation of written Chatino materials for speakers with varying levels of literacy will be integral to this work and lead to the composition of a uniquely community focused documentation that will reflect a rich but quickly disappearing body of narratives and procedural text. Thiswill augment my previous work on Teotepec Chatino and be of value to native speakers and scholars.
Primary investigator: Justin McIntosh