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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ELDP Project Highlight: Totonac ethnobotanical knowledge

By ELAR Archive|May 9, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

On the blog today, we’re featuring ELDP grantee David Beck’s project ‘Totonac ethnobotanical knowledge: Documentation traditional ecological knowledge across communities’. The project documents threatened traditional ecological knowledge in eight Totonac communities in the Sierra Norte of Puebla State, Mexico. By bringing together the expertise of native speaker linguists, historians and botanists, the collection documents indigenous uses of flora and documents eight different varieties of Totonac, some mutually intelligible with other varieties.

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Tanzanian community event on language documentation and endangerment

By ELAR Archive|April 29, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight, ELDP Special Event/Output|1 comments

On 16-17 July 2018, representatives from four different central Tanzanian ethnic groups met in Babati to discuss the changes currently experienced by their communities and the effects on their languages and cultures, as well as potential ways to combat any negative changes. These groups included the Gorwaa and Ihanzu, who had been invited by ELDP grantee Andrew Harvey, a linguist and ELDP grantee who is documenting these languages and R. Lindfield,

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ELDP Project Highlight: Vanuatu Cultural Centre tape digitisation

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

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Nick Thieberger’s and Richard Shing’s project, ‘Vanuatu Cultural Centre tape digitisation’. This deposit is a collection of analog recordings held by the Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta, dating back to the early 1960s. The project digitised a portion of the 500+ tapes in the VKS audio archive in Port Vila. The VKS, the national cultural agency for Vanuatu, has recordings in a

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