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.
Field documentation of language data and meta information of two adjacent and related endangered dialects of Khanty in the Tomsk region of Russia: Vasyugan and Alexandrovo (under 100 speakers). Multimedia (video, audio, photo, graphic) data will be recorded and archived in unified, conventional and accessible formats based on DoBes recommendations, resulting in trilingual lexical database, annotated corpus, and preliminary raw-data description. 3 linguists experienced in the area and having the working knowledge of the language will conduct 2 field visits to reside in the communities (2 Vasyugan villages and 2 Alexandrovo Ob villages) documenting dialects in their natural functional environment.
Primary investigator: Andrey Filchenko