Documentation and lexicography of semi-nomadic and sedentary Pite Saami lifestyles

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 Pite Saami language, also known as Arjeplog Saami, is spoken by around 30 mostly elderly speakers from the Arjeplog municipality in Swedish Lapland. Due to the dominance of Swedish language, culture and politics in most aspects of everyday life, the Pite Saami language as well as traditional Pite Saami realms of experience are highly endangered. This project shall create a multimedia documentation of traditional ways of life of both semi-nomadic reindeer herders and sedentary Pite Saami families, and produce on-line lexical materials concerning these traditional realms. Primary investigator: Joshua Wilbur

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Location: Sweden, Northern Europe, Europe Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £114,093.00 Commencement Date: 01/2009
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