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 focuses on endangered genres of discourse and threatened domains of cultural knowledge in YoloxÃ³chitl (16Âº 48' 58''N, 98Âº 41' 12''W) Mixtec (xty), spoken in four villages within a 12 km radius incoastal Guerrero, Mexico. It will build upon a successful pilot initiative (100 recordings and time-codedtranscriptions totaling 38 hours; a 1,500-stem lexicon) to produce an additional 110 hours of ethnographicallyrich recordings and parsed, glossed, and freely translated transcriptions. The lexicon will minimally compriseall lemmas in the corpus. The results will create the first extensive, archival quality Mixtec corpus andestablish a foundation for future Mixtec studies, particularly in phonetics, phonology, and syntax, areas inwhich YoloxÃ³chitl Mixtec (YM) is of typological interest.
Primary investigator: Jonathan Amith