Documentation and establishment of a local archive for Milang, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language of North East India

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.

To document Milang, a highly endangered and virtually unknown Tibeto-Burman language of North East India. Spoken by around 2,000 people in the far north-east of Arunachal Pradesh State at around +28 degrees 25'53" latitude and +95 degrees 2'30" longitude, Milang currently lacks an ISO 639 code due to the almost complete absence of existing documentation and description of this language. The proposal will fund a six-month fieldtrip to Arunachal Pradesh, where a rich videoand audio-based corpus of texts will be collected, and a local language archive will be established for the benefit of Milang people. Primary investigator: Yankee Modi

Project Details

Location: India, Southern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): James Cook University Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £8,264.00 Commencement Date: 01/2006 Project Status: Active
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