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 discourse genres and threatened domains of cultural knowledge in Yoloxochitl Mixtec to create the first extensive, archival quality corpus of recorded and expertly transcribed time-coded Mixtec language material. A lexicon will be built minimally comprising all lemmas in the transcribed corpus. The results of this project will establish a foundation for future studies in Yoloxochitl Mixtec, particularly in phonetics and phonology and in syntax, two areas in which this language is of typolological interest. The corpus (recordings and transcriptions) and lexicon will be made available to scholars and speakers.
Primary investigator: Jonathan Amith