Project Profile: Documenting Ramari Hatohobei, the Tobian language, a severely endangered Micronesian language

By William Harvey Parker|June 8, 2017|Project Profiles|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Peter and Bobby Black discuss their  project documenting Tobian. Tobian (Ramari Hatohobei) is the language of Tobi, one of the Southwest Islands of the Republic of Palau, a Micronesian nation in the western Pacific. Severely endangered, Tobian is currently spoken by approximately 150 people. Tobian and the dialects of Sonsorol, Merir, and Pulo Anna, the other three Southwest Islands, are closely related to the languages

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Project Profile: A discourse-based documentation of San varieties in the Western Sandveld Region

By Martha Tsutsui|March 16, 2017|Project Profiles|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Lee Pratchett discusses his project documenting San varieties in the Western Sandveld Region (Central district, Botswana). Lee is currently away on field work in Botswana and was kind enough to give us a look into his current work. Can you give us some background on the language ecology in your area? This project focuses on the scantly documented and highly endangered languages spoken

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Project Profile: Description, Revitalization and Documentation of Nam Trik

By Martha Tsutsui|March 9, 2017|Project Profiles|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Geny Gonzales Castaño writes on her work documenting Nam Trik, a Barbacoan language spoken in the Colombian Andes. Geny’s work has also included revitalization efforts, such as literary workshops and a workbook for the community. On the language contexts: Nam Trik, also known as Guambiano, is a Barbacoan language spoken in the Colombian Andes. Traditionally, Nam Trik’s speakers have lived in four resguardos (settlements recognized

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Project Profile: Documentation of the Beth Qustan Dialect of the Central Neo-Aramaic language, Turoyo

By Martha Tsutsui|December 8, 2016|Project Profiles|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, Mikael Oez writes about his ELDP project on Turoyo, a Neo-Aramaic language spoken in south eastern Turkey.  Can you give us some background on the language ecology in your area? The Turoyo language of the mountainous region of Tur ‘Abdin (the mountain of worshippers), south eastern Turkey, is known to its indigenous speakers as ‘Surayt’ or ‘Turoyo’, that is, ‘the language of the Tur

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