Documentation and description of the Yanomama of Papiu, an endangered Yanomami language of Brazil

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 project aims to continue the documentation and support of the Yanomama of Papiu, Brazil. The main goals are: (1) to record, transcribe and translate 20 hours of audio and/or visual material of a variety of contexts of speech; 5 hours will be fully glossed (2) to create an online multimedia dictionary of the Yanomama (3) to publish textbooks of Yanomama folk literature and testimonial narratives; (4) to train local language consultants in documentation. Yanomama is a Yanomami language of the Yanomam group and has around 1350 speakers 300 of which live in Papiu. 2º39'09.04†Primary investigator: Helder Perri Ferreira

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Location: Brazil, South America, Brazil, Americas, United States of America Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): CNRS - CELIA Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £10,000.00 Commencement Date: 01/2006
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