Digitising recordings and texts from Ranongga Island, Solomon Islands

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 will digitise audio and video recordings and manuscripts from Ranongga, Solomon Islands. Materials include: 1) audio recordings of traditional stories made in 1986 and 1992 by Kenneth Roga and Laurence Stubbs; 2) audio-visual recordings made between 1998-2001 by by Debra McDougall, which include stories, interviews, and events; 3) texts written since 2000 by students of vernacular literacy and grammar school. A collaboration between a university-based academic and the director of a grassroots language movement called the Kulu Language Institute, the project will involve speakers of Kubokota and Luqa in the typing, transcription, and description of the collected materials. Primary investigator: Debra McDougall

Project Details

Location: Solomon Islands, Melanesia, Oceania Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of Melbourne Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £9,983.00 Commencement Date: 01/2015 Project Status: Active
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