The documentation of Rama: a very endangered language of Nicaragua

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.

Production of a dictionary, a digitized collection of taped texts, videotaped samples of language use, and a DVD documentary for class use. The main focus will be a trilingual Rama – English – Spanish dictionary incorporating linguistic and cultural information as well as visual, audio and video illustrations, produced as a paper publication and as a database to be potentially expanded and used for the production of pedagogical material by interested parties. Primary investigator: Colette Grinevald

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Location: Nicaragua, Central America, Americas Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): CNRS - Universite Lumiere Lyon 2 Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £40,000.00 Commencement Date: 01/2000
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