Linguistic and cultural documentation of the Miahuatec Zapotec of San Bartolome Loxicha

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 will document the San Bartolomé Loxicha variety of Miahuatec Zapotec. Digital video recordings will be made with multiple speakers on a variety of subjects and in different contexts (at home, in the fields, the forest, etc.). The recordings will be transcribed, annotated and analyzed. Information gleaned from the transcriptions will be added to the grammar and dictionary. All materials for which consultants have given consent will be made available over a webpage created for the project and geared both towards the speech community and towards the public at large. Additionally materials will be archived with ELAR and AILLA. Primary investigator: Rosemary Beam de Azcona

Project Details

Location: Mexico, Mexico, Philippines, Central America, South-Eastern Asia, Mexico, Asia, Americas, United States of America Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University of California, Davis (Native American Language Center) Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £69,299.00 Commencement Date: 01/2004
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