Dâw Language Collection

La Colección del Idioma Dâw

Object Details

Collection LanguageDâw
Language PIDailla:254700
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleDâw Language Collection
Country(ies)Brazil
United States
Collector(s)Epps, Patience
Obert, Karolin
Storto, Luciana
Ananthanarayan, Sunkulp
Depositor(s)Epps, Patience
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe 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. 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.
ReferencesEpps, Patience. In preparation. Ethnobiological nomenclature and subsistence pattern in the Northwest Amazon.
Subsistence pattern and contact-driven language change: A view from the Amazon basin. Language Dynamics and Change 7:47–101.