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.
The goal of the project is to provide urgent documentation of the Enawene-Nawe language and culture by organizing an audio-visual archive with naturally occurring discourse. The Enawene-Nawe people, who number approximately 1000 people, live in the Halataikwa community, near the Iquê river (Juruena affluent) in the northwest of Mato Grosso, Brazil. The expected outcomes of the project are: a translated, transcribed and annotated corpus of the language, a sketch grammar, a lexicon, the training of community members in documentation, and the first draft of a pedagogical material.
Primary investigator: Ana Paula Brandao