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.
Choguita Raramuri (Tarahumara) is an underdescribed,endangered Uto-Aztecan language spoken in Northern Mexico. In cooperation with community members, this project will produce documentation in the form of a corpus of transcribed, annotated and analyzed texts, audio and video. Practical outcomes will be multimedia materials of a wide range of speech genres to assist in the reversal of language decline of younger speakers, and training provided to community members in documentation practices. Description and linguistic analysis will contribute to a comprehensive grammatical description of Choguita Raramuri, through the completion of a doctoral dissertation focusing on the analysis of the language's morphology and phonology.
Primary investigator: Gabriela Caballero