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 pilot project is concerned with a basic description and documentation of Siti -a definitively endangered language of Ivory Coast- which was claimed in 1981 to be spoken by 31 individuals. The first objective of this project is to report on the language's vitality and endangerment in Vonkoro (9.15871, -2.73688), the only Siti-speaking village remaining. As the bulk of the information available on the language is meager and approximately 90 years old, the project serves as an update of our current knowledge on the language.
Primary investigator: Jonathan Allen Brindle