Documentation of Reyesano, an almost extinct language of Bolivia (South America).

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 is to undertake linguistic documentation of Reyesano, the most endangered and least known language of the Takana family from the Amazonian rainforests of northern Bolivia and eastern Peru.Takana languages are of tremendous interest for linguistics (similar to many Amazonian languages, they present many typologically unusual features) and also for the history of South American languages and populations. Primary investigator: Antoine Guillaume

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Location: Bolivia, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): CNRS - Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage (DDL), Université Lyon 2 Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £55,124.00 Commencement Date: 01/2000
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