Description and documentation of Ashéninka Perené (Arawak)

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 objective of this doctoral dissertation project is to complement the results of initial description and documentation and carry out later stages of documentation as part of the long-term program of language documentation and preservation of Ashéninka Perené [prq]. Ashéninka Perené (Kampa, Arawak) is a significantly endangered, underdocumented language whose 5,500 speakers reside in the sixteen communities in the Perené valley, Junin province of Peru (latitude 10°56S, longitude75°16W). The specific outcomes include a detailed reference grammar, a lexical database, an archived corpus of transcribed and analyzed audio and video recordings, and training native speakers in language description and documentation. Primary investigator: Elena Mihas

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Location: Peru, South America, Peru, Peru, Americas, United States of America Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of Wisconsin Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £8,111.00 Commencement Date: 01/2006
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