Documenting Pilaga language (Guaycuruan): Bilingual dictionary with grammatical and ethnographic notes

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 intends to complete the necessary research for a Pilagá-Spanish bilingual dictionary. Building on Vidal's PhD work, the tasks to be undertaken are recording, text-glossing and the construction of a lexical database. Each entry will contain grammatical information and examples of the words' uses. Since the edition of the contents in a CD format is planned, it will be possible to hear the pronunciation of each entry due to software that links the word to an audio file. There are no dictionaries of Pilagá, so a goal in elaborating a bilingual dictionary is to fill this void. Primary investigator: Alejandra Vidal

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Location: Argentina, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Universidad Nacional de Formosa Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £10,000.00 Commencement Date: 01/2001 Project Status: Active
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