Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole

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 will build a corpus of Malaccan Portuguese Creole, which is spoken by about 1000 people in the Portuguese Settlement in Melaka, Malaysia. The purpose of this project is to create a database of video and audio recordings comprising a variety of speaking contexts. The recordings will be paired with time-aligned orthographic transcriptions and annotations. The annotations will allow further linguistic analysis to be carried out while the corpus will serve as a digital resource for the community. Primary investigator: Stefanie Pillai

Project Details


Location: Malaysia, South-Eastern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of Malaya Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £9,995.00 Commencement Date: 01/2007
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