Kofán Collaborative Project: Collection of Audio-Video Materials and Texts

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.

Cofán (con) is a linguistic isolate spoken by approximately 1,000 people in eastern Ecuador and Colombia in communities near the San Miguel and Aguarico rivers. This project focuses on the varieties spoken on the Aguarico river, by collecting, transcribing, and analyzing video and audio in a range of contexts and genres in collaboration with community members. The material will be archived with ELAR and also made available to community members in a flexible computer-based interface under development in tandem with the project. Primary investigator: Scott AnderBois

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Location: Ecuador, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Brown University Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £9,450.00 Commencement Date: 01/2013
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