Dâw Language Collection
La Colección del Idioma Dâw
|Language of Indigenous Title
|Dâw Language Collection
Souza Sanches, Mateus
de Souza Castro, Maria Auxiliadora
Fernandes Marques, Valteir
Araújo da Silva, Rosane
Morães de Souza, Pedro
|Language of Indigenous Description
|The materials in this collection were recorded in the Dâw community of Waruá, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, between 2013 and 2017. The research team was led by Dr. Patience Epps of the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Luciana Storto of the Universidade de São Paulo. Further materials were collected in 2016-2018 by Karolin Obert. The collection is focused on natural discourse, primarily personal narratives and traditional stories, but also includes elicitation files, lexical data, photos, secondary products, and other materials. With approximately 125 speakers, Dâw is highly endangered; however, it is currently in general use by all age groups and in most community domains, so this material contains a robust record of the language in use.
The documentation was funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (SG0208, 2013-2014), a collaborative research grant between the University of Texas at Austin and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP, 2015-2017), the Universidade de São Paulo, and from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin from funds granted to the Institute by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Karolin Obert's work was also funded by a the Firebird Foundation and by the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro.
Materials from 2013-2014 are also available in the Endangered Languages Archive. Full metadata will be available in AILLA soon, pending administrative tasks.