Description and documentation of Ayutla Mixe

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 seeks to collect data for the description and documentation of Ayutla Mixe. This language is spoken in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, and belongs to the Mixean branch of the Mixe-Zoque family. Ayutla Mixe has not been previously descriThis project seeks to collect data for the description and documentation of Ayutla Mixe. This language is spoken in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, and belongs to the Mixean branch of the Mixe-Zoque family. Ayutla Mixe has not been previously described nor documented. The main goals will be collection of texts, creation of a dictionary database, and elicitation for data towards a descriptive grammar. Community consultants will receive training in grammar, writing his language, and data collection methods.

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Material from the project is available here Primary investigator: Rodrigo Romero Mendez

Project Details


Location: Mexico, Mexico, Philippines, Central America, South-Eastern Asia, Mexico, Asia, Americas, United States of America Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University at Buffalo Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £7,311.00 Commencement Date: 01/2001
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