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Project Highlight: Documentation of Hawaii Sign Language: Building the Foundation for Documentation, Conservation, and Revitalization of Endangered Pacific Island Sign Languages

This week on the ELAR blog, James Woodward shares a highlight from his ELDP project. Woody is researching Hawai`i Sign Language.  On the first HSL teaching materials: This project is currently producing the first Hawai`i Sign Language (HSL) to English dictionary and the first English to HSL dictionary and the first set of teaching materials […]

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Xuan Guan’s project ‘Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions‘. Queyu is an understudied and underdocumented Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Queyu belongs to the Qiangic branch, with approximately 6,000~7,000 speaker population. Xuan’s ELAR collection ‘Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and

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ELDP Project Highlight: Matukar Panau

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Danielle Barth’s project ‘Matukar Panau‘. Matukar Panau is a highly endangered Oceanic language spoken near Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Although most children are no longer learning Matukar Panau, current speakers (approx. 300) form a vibrant community of multilingual speakers in dense social networks. As an

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Nahuatl Knowledge of Natural History, Material Culture, and Ecology

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Jonathan Amith’s project ‘Documentation of Nahuatl Knowledge of Natural History, Material Culture, and Ecology‘. Jonathan’s collection with ELAR focuses on three interrelated domains of endangered cultural knowledge and linguistic expression: nomenclature, classification and use of plants in Nahuatl communities in the municipality of Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico; the creation

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of five Zoquean languages spoken in Mexico

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

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ELDP Project Highlight: Videography-based documentation of the language of Parsis in Gujarat and Maharashtra

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

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ELDP project Highlight: A comprehensive documentation of Bine – a language of Southern New Guinea

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

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Northern Alta, a Philippine Negrito language

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

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation and description of Vamale, an endangered language of New Caledonia

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

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ELDP Project Highlight: Expanding the documentation of Chini language and culture

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

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