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 project is a comprehensive multi-media documentation of Namuyi, an endangered Qiangic language of the Tibeto-Burman family spoken along the lower reaches of the Yalong River in south-western Sichuan Province, China. The documentation will include a 5,000 entry trilingual (Chinese-English-Namuyi) lexicon, a volume of annotated texts, and a bilingual (Chinese & English) web site. All of the data will be digitised, and will include digital audio and video documentation. The data will be deposited in ELAR and at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, CASS. After the end of ELDP project, I also will write a reference grammar of Namuyi.
Primary investigator: Chenglong Huang