Documentation of the Northern Alta language, an endangered Negrito language of the Philippines.

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.

Northern Alta (aqn) is a highly endangered Negrito language of the Philippines. It is not generally transmitted to children and only a small amount of material has been collected. The aim of this project is to create a Language Documentation Corpus (LCD) for Northern Alta, comprising annotated high quality audio (.wav) and video recordings (.mp4), a sketch grammar, and a lexical database. The LCD will constitute the main resource for my PhD dissertation and focus on describing some grammatical features of the language. All of the outputs will be shared with the communities and will contribute to Negrito research. Primary investigator: Alexandro Garcia Laguia

Project Details

Location: Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of Barcelona Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £31,070.00 Commencement Date: 01/2011
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