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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Language Fest! International Mother Language Day 2017

By Martha Tsutsui|March 21, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

On February 21st, 2017, students, staff, community members and researchers came together to celebrate International Mother Language day at SOAS in the Paul Webley Wing, Senate House. This event showcased not only the linguistic and cultural diversity of our school, but also some of the great work being produced in the areas of language teaching and Linguistics at SOAS. In addition to the contributions of students and staff, we collaborated

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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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Where in the World is ELAR? Docip and ELAR Oral History Project Collaboration in Geneva

By Martha Tsutsui|March 2, 2017|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

This past November, ELAR partnered with the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (Docip) to create an online archiving platform using Mukurtu CMS. Senior Archive Assistant, Martha Tsutsui spent four weeks in Geneva, Switzerland, interning at the Docip headquarters as a consultant on the Oral History Project. The materials archived included digital heritage items collected from two symposiums (2013 and 2015) that brought indigenous peoples from all over

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Video Installation Project at Language Fest 2017

By Martha Tsutsui|February 20, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Remi and Anna Sowa from Chouette Films talk about the video installation project they created in collaboration with ELAR. Please tell us about yourselves (background) and about your language installation project? The initial discussion about the language installation project will always be memorable for us. We met Mandana during the AHRC award ceremony at the BFI in November 2015, where our film ‘Kanraxël – The Confluence of

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