Digital archiving Yami language documentation

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 goal of this project is to prepare digital archive materials, with a team from Providence University in Taiwan, to document the Yami language and facilitate preservation and dissemination of the Yami materials collected since 1994 by the principal applicant and her Yami language consultant. In addition to digitally archiving the 20 narratives, reference grammar, trilingual dictionary with 2000 entries, and multimedia pedagogical materials, the principal applicant will also collaborate with the local consultants to document daily conversations, business transactions and festivals/ceremonies. Primary investigator: Der-Hwa Rau

Project Details

Location: Taiwan, Eastern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Providence University Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £40,600.00 Commencement Date: 01/2001
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