Western Acipa documentation and description

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.

Western Acipa is a West Kainji language spoken in northwest Nigeria. The language is undescribed apart from a 228-item wordlist published in 1995.All recordings will be transcribed, and at least five hours' worth will be annotated in detail. These texts will be supplemented by an electronic lexicon of approximately 2-3000 words,a sketch of the phonology and grammar, and a description of the Western Acipa noun class system. Primary investigator: Stuart McGill

Project Details


Location: Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): SOAS, University of London Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £5,010.00 Commencement Date: 01/2002
Project owner? Update this project



Related Projects

MAHS Kaashidhoo

Maritime Asia Heritage Survey (MAHS)

The Maritime Asia Heritage Survey (MAHS) works to digitally documenting historical and archaeological sites through survey work in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Brunei, …

Explore project
MEAP

Documentation and description of the Pakatan language spoken in Hoanh Son, Quang Binh province, Vietnam.

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

Explore project
MEAP

Documentation of Pna 'oral traditions' in Koto Keras, Kerinci, Indonesia

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

Explore project