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What it means to be linguistically excluded: Interview with Hilaria Cruz

ELAR archive assistants Leonore Lukschy and Francesca Brown recently interviewed Hilaria Cruz on the ELAR archive, and the issues we face during archiving. In particular, the English language being the only current language to navigate ELAR, and how this leads to communities, who wish to access recordings of their languages and loved ones, being unable

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Community Member Bio: Daria Ivanovna Nadeina, Galina Ivanova Kandakova, Alexandra Egorovna Truba & Antonina Vasil’evna Kazarova

Today on the ELAR blog, Natalia Aralova and Brigitte Pakendorf intervew four of their consultants in the Far East of the Russian Federation. Natalia and Brigitte’s documentation project is Documentation of Negidal, a nearly extinct Northern Tungusic language of the Lower Amur. We interviewed four of our Negidal speakers individually, and then compiled their answers

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Community Member Bio: Jean Paul Kendele, Jacob Kedjewe, Isaac Ngoleng & Esaie Tahbai, Tchouvok community (Cameroon) Part Two

This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Dadak Ndokobai interviews four language consultants who are working with him to document the Cuvok language in Cameroon. Interview de Kendele Jean Paul Peux-tu brièvement parler de toi et de ta langue? « Je suis né à Tchouvok et je m’appelle Kendele Jean Paul. J’ai 37 ans  marié

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Community Member Bio: Pierre Tahbai, Ezechiel Ltouteved & Felix Amadou, Tchouvok community (Cameroon) Part One

This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Dadak Ndokobai interviews three language consultants who are working with him to document the Cuvok language in Cameroon. This blog post has been split into two parts; the second part will post next week on the ELAR blog. Interview de Tahbai, Pierre Peux-tu brièvement parler de toi

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Community Member Bio: Simeon Angel Martínez Torres, Pech Community (Honduras)

Claudine Chamoreau is an ELDP grantee studying the Pech language of Honduras (ISO639-3:pay).  This highly endangered Chibchan language has around 300 speakers and is no longer spoken by young people.  In addition to producing a descriptive grammar, Claudine’s research aims to produce a large digital corpus including transcribed recordings of ceremonial speech and descriptions of cooking and

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