ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions

By ELAR Archive|September 25, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Xuan Guan’s project ‘Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions‘. Queyu is an understudied and underdocumented Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Queyu belongs to the Qiangic branch, with approximately 6,000~7,000 speaker population. Xuan’s ELAR collection ‘Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions’ can be accessed here. Impact on community/speakers highlight Yajiang is located in the

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ELDP Project Highlight: Matukar Panau

By ELAR Archive|June 19, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Danielle Barth’s project ‘Matukar Panau‘. Matukar Panau is a highly endangered Oceanic language spoken near Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Although most children are no longer learning Matukar Panau, current speakers (approx. 300) form a vibrant community of multilingual speakers in dense social networks. As an Oceanic language on the PNG coast, Matukar Panau has many interesting Papuan features. Danielle’s ELAR

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Nahuatl Knowledge of Natural History, Material Culture, and Ecology

By ELAR Archive|April 2, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Jonathan Amith’s project ‘Documentation of Nahuatl Knowledge of Natural History, Material Culture, and Ecology‘. Jonathan’s collection with ELAR focuses on three interrelated domains of endangered cultural knowledge and linguistic expression: nomenclature, classification and use of plants in Nahuatl communities in the municipality of Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico; the creation of objects of daily use from regional flora, and traditional ecological knowledge. The Nahuat variety spoken

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of five Zoquean languages spoken in Mexico

By ELAR Archive|March 5, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Roberto Zavala Maldonado’s project ‘Documentation of five Zoquean languages spoken in Mexico‘. The project documents the languages San Miguel Chimalapa, Jitotoltec, Highland Popoluca, Chiapas Zoque, and Santa María Chimalapa. This is the last year of our project and we are finishing up as much as we can. We recruited a new PhD student who is doing field work in Santa Maria

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ELDP Project Highlight: Videography-based documentation of the language of Parsis in Gujarat and Maharashtra

By ELAR Archive|February 6, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Anton Zykov’s project ‘Videography-based documentation of the language of Parsis in Gujarat and Maharashtra‘. Anton’s collection with ELAR focuses on Parsi Gujarati, an endangered language spoken exclusively by the Zoroastrian community living in India. Impact on community/speakers highlight: The project and its coverage triggered a correspondence between community members about the need to revive the level of knowledge and social prestige of

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ELDP project Highlight: A comprehensive documentation of Bine – a language of Southern New Guinea

By ELAR Archive|January 30, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Christian Döhler’s  project ‘A comprehensive documentation of Bine – a language of Southern New Guinea‘. Christian’s collection with ELAR focuses on Bine, an underdescribed language of Southern New Guinea spoken by around 2000 speakers.   Christian Döhler, from the Leibniz Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, gives us his community and scientific highlights from his research from 2017-2019. https://vimeo.com/335119399 Community Highlight: computer literacy As part

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Northern Alta, a Philippine Negrito language

By ELAR Archive|January 23, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Alexandro Garcia-Laguia’s project ‘Documentation of Northern Alta, a Philippine Negrito language‘. Alex’s collection with ELAR focuses on Northern Alta, an endangered Negrito language of the Philippines. Alexandro Garcia Laguia, from the University of Barcelona, gives us his community and scientific highlights from his research from 2017-2018. Impact on the community and speakers: 1. The printed Alta grammars This year, the printed version

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation and description of Vamale, an endangered language of New Caledonia

By ELAR Archive|October 24, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Jean Rohleder’s project ‘Documentation and description of Vamale, an endangered language of New Caledonia‘. Jean’s collection with ELAR focuses on the Vamale language, an almost undescribed language of New Caledonia with around 100 speakers.  Jean Rohleder, from the University of Bern, gives us his community and scientific highlights from his research from 2017, 2018 and 2019. Community Highlight: ‘These pictures are from late

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ELDP Project Highlight: Expanding the documentation of Chini language and culture

By ELAR Archive|October 17, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Joseph Brooks’ project ‘Expanding the documentation of Chini language and culture’. Joseph’s collection with ELAR focuses on the Chini language, spoken by 60 people in inland Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Joseph Brooks, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, gives us his community and scientific highlights from his research from 2016. Impact on the community and speakers: ‘At this point in time, I

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ELDP Project Highlight: The Enxet Documentation Project

By ELAR Archive|July 11, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee John Elliott’s ‘The Enxet Documentation Project’. John’s collection with ELAR focuses on the Enxet Sur language (ISO639-3:enx), spoken by approximately 4,000 speakers in the Enlhet-Enenlhet nation in Paraguay.  John Elliot, from the University of Hawaii, gives us his community and scientific highlights from his research between 2015 and 2017. Impact on the community and speakers: “One of the most successful aspects of the project was the degree

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