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.
Northern Alta (aqn) is an endangered Negrito language of the Philippines, currently being documented by ELDP grantee Alexandro Garcia (IGS0271). This application requests one additional year of funding for this documentation project.The purpose of the additional year is to expand the current collection with annotated texts and lexical data containing ethnobotanical knowledge, the importance of which, the applicant and the speech community only recently became aware of. Since the previous documentation work raised the interest of several young people in making recordings and transcriptions, the project will conduct a training during the Philippines school holidays during the spring of 2018.
Primary investigator: Alexandro Garcia Laguia