Description and Documentation of Sekpele 

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.

A Description and Documentation of Sekpele is a project that seeks to solicit for sufficient data on Sekpele for its analysis, description and documentation. Sekpele is a language spoken primarily by ten Likpe communities north-east of Hohoe (the district capital which is an Ewe community) in the central Volta Region of Ghana with an estimated population of 25000. Sekpele is one of the 14 Ghana Togo Mountain (GTM) that is under-documented, and this work aims at soliciting audio/video recordings and written text for archive as well as analysing some data for the description of Sekpele grammar for my PhD thesis. Primary investigator: Cephas Delalorm

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Location: Ghana Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): SOAS, University of London Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £53,219.00 Commencement Date: 01/2007
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