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.
This pilot project aims to document the Otomi language spoken in the community of Santa Ana Hueytlalpan, (Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico). This is a language belonging to the Otomi linguistic family of languages (Otopamean branch of the Otomanguean macrophyllum). Santa Ana Hueytlalpan Otomi documentation is nearly nonexistent. The project will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the language and its culture, producing texts with audio and video files and a visual bilingual dictionary intended to be used by the community (1,500 speakers approximately). The produced materials will constitute a database to continue with the documentation and description of this language.
Primary investigator: Maria de Jesus Selene Hernandez Gomez