Documentation of Chuxnaban Mixe: texts, dictionary, and grammar

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 at documenting and describing Chuxnaban Mixe, a previously undocumented Mixe language spoken by 900 people in one village in Oaxaca. Bilingualism with Spanish is on the rise, as education is only offered in Spanish. There are no literacy materials, nor has an official orthography been adopted. Research outcomes will include a transcribed audio collection of narratives and daily conversations, an electronic trilingual dictionary accompanied by sound recordings and images of culture-specific items, and a practical orthography. In addition, the linguistic documentation will result in a grammatical sketch. Primary investigator: Carmen Jany

Project Details

Location: Mexico, Mexico, Philippines, Central America, South-Eastern Asia, Mexico, Asia, Americas, United States of America Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): California State University, San Bernardino Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £4,509.00 Commencement Date: 01/2004
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