Dene Text Collection with a Special Focus on the Relationship between the Language and the Land

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 overall goal of the research is to begin work for my Ph.D. dissertation on the grammar of space. In order to do this I will work with an ongoing project in Déline,Canada to establish a multimedia dictionary database in Dene and English. In addition to working with the dictionary database and transcribing and analyzing existing material for spatial concepts further multimedia material focusing on stories connected to the land will be recorded. The focus on the land is connected to the current development of self-government in Déline. Primary investigator: Ingeborg Fink

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Location: Canada, Northern America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Department of Linguistics Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £9,497.00 Commencement Date: 01/2007
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