Yauyos Quechua Collection of Aviva Shimelman

Colección Quechua de Yauyos de Aviva Shimelman

Object Details

Collection LanguageQuechua, Yauyos
Language PIDailla:119766
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleYauyos Quechua Collection of Aviva Shimelman
Collector(s)Shimelman, Aviva
Depositor(s)Shimelman, Aviva
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionYauyos (ISO 639-3: [qux]) is a critically endangered Quechuan language spoken in the Province of Yauyos, Department of Lima, Peru (http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?pg=00206 http://multitree.linguistlist.org/trees/10504@124926). Yauyos counts eight more-or-less mutually intelligible dialects. This collection covers only the five southern dialects: Apurí-Madeán-Viñac; Azángaro-Chocos-Huangáscar; Chocos-Hongos; Lincha-Tana; and Liscay-San Pedro de Huacarpana. The collection includes a lexicon (3058 entries); a sketch grammar (172 pp.); a catalogue of medicinal plants; a collection of glossed stories (80 pp.); 86 .wav audio recordings and 51 .mpg video recordings (60GB); 52 .eaf files with time-aligned transcriptions, glosses and translations; and one .txt file compiling all transcriptions, glosses and translations (1182 pp). Recordings total over 24 hours and include stories, songs, riddles, spontaneous dialogue, personal narrative, and descriptions of traditional activities, crafts and healing practices.

The fieldwork that resulted in this collection was conducted in June and July of 2010; January through April 2011; August through December 2011; and April through September 2012. The second of these trips was funded by a faculty development grant from San José State University; the third and fourth, by a National Endowment for the Humanities-National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages fellowship (FN-50099-11). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. Recordings were made principally in the town of Viñac and the Viñac annexes Cuñari, Esmeralda, Florida, Llanka, Ortigal, Qanta, Shutco, Tambopata, and Yuracsayhua. Supplementary recordings were made in sister city Madeán. Recordings of other dialects of Southern Yauyos Quechua were made in Hongos; Lincha and Tana; Liscay and San Pedro de Huacarpana; and in Azángaro and its annexes, Colcas, Marcalla, Puka Rumi, Villaflor, as well as in the Huangáscar annex Tapalla.