Documentation and Description of Northern Chaco Mocoví (Guaycuruan, Argentina)

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 document and describe Northern Chaco Mocoví (NCM), an underexplored variety of Mocoví, a Guaycuruan language from the Argentine Gran Chaco region. The study of NCM communities offers a new sociolinguistic context for developing a thorough, multimodal, and accessible documentation of Mocoví, with a strong emphasis on video documentation. Additionally, a typologically informed morphosyntactic description of argument structure alternations in NCM will expand our understanding of Mocoví dialectal variation and its motivations. In close collaboration with Mocoví community members, this project will also develop pedagogical materials for educational purposes and Mocoví promotion in Chaco. Primary investigator: Cristian Juárez

Project Details

Location: Argentina, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): The University of Texas at Austin Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £26,000.00 Commencement Date: 01/2015 Project Status: Active
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