El Trompo de Esteban Guadalupe, Yoloxóchitl, Guerrero

By Martha Tsutsui|April 27, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Last week on the ELAR blog, we shared this film which was created by Chouette Films from documentation from the ‘Yoloxochitl, Guerrero, Mexico Mixtec stories and other oral traditions‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Jonathan D. Amith. This week on the blog, Jonathan is sharing footage from his documentation fieldwork: On this film, Jonathan writes: Esteban Guadalupe Sierra, de Yoloxóchitl, Guerrero, un hablante del mixteco de esta comunidad, le explica y

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Yoloxóchitl

By Martha Tsutsui|April 20, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Yoloxochitl, Guerrero, Mexico Mixtec stories and other oral traditions‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Jonathan D. Amith. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Jonathan, and the speakers who made this film possible! Check back here

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ELDP Project Highlight (Part 2): Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua

By Martha Tsutsui|April 13, 2017|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, is back on the blog to share another excerpt from her field diary from her work on Meakambut in Papua New Guinea. To learn more about this project, visit the ELAR archive at here. On my first trip I brought with me digitized video material which the anthropologist Borut Telban, who works in Ambonwari village, recorded when he met the Meakambut in 1991. These videos, which

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Paunaka – Bolivia

By Martha Tsutsui|April 12, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documentation of Paunaka‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Swintha Danielsen. This video shows two of the few last speakers of Paunaka, an Arawakan language of Bolivian Amazonia. The old lady María Cuasace is talking about

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SOAS We Talk

By Martha Tsutsui|April 6, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

To celebrate 100 years of SOAS in 2016, SOAS We Talk was proposed in collaboration with the SOAS World Language Institute. SOAS We Talk is for anyone who is passionate about language, culture and SOAS, and highlights the great diversity of the school. As SOAS started its centenary celebrations, Language Documentation and Description students wanted to contribute to the festivities with a project of their own. SOAS We Talk was

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Tobian (Hatohobei)

By Martha Tsutsui|April 5, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the blog, we are sharing the third video from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. This film was created from footage from the Tobian (Ramari Hatohobei) deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantees Bobby and Peter Black. On this beautiful film, Bobby shared: The video begins with Tobi, home island of the Ramari Hatohobei community, then moves on to a group of Tobian women

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ELDP Project Highlight (Part 1): Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua

By Martha Tsutsui|March 30, 2017|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Darja Hoenigman shares an excerpt from her field diary from her work on Meakambut in Papua New Guinea. To learn more about this project, visit the ELAR archive here. Through our discussions about language it became clear to me that the Meakambut take it for granted that their language will always be there. When I told them about cases when people in some parts of Papua

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Kagate (Syuba) 2

By Martha Tsutsui|March 28, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring the second film created by Anna and Remy Sowa at Chouette Films. This film was created from footage from the Kagate (Syuba) deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Lauren Gawne from Superlinguo. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Lauren, and the speakers who made this film possible! The rest of the films will be featured on the blog (one per week) for the next several weeks. You can view

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Kagate (Syuba) 1

By Martha Tsutsui|March 23, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring the first of the beautiful films created by Anna and Remy Sowa at Chouette Films. This film was created from footage from the Kagate (Syuba) deposit at ELAR, deposited by Lauren Gawne. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Lauren, and the speakers who made this film possible! The rest of the films will be featured on the blog (one per week) for the next

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