Tucanoan Languages Collection of Elsa Gomez-Imbert

Colección de Idiomas Tucanos de Elsa Gomez-Imbert

Object Details

Collection LanguageTatuyo
Language PIDailla:119770
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleTucanoan Languages Collection of Elsa Gomez-Imbert
Collector(s)Gomez-Imbert, Elsa
Depositor(s)Gomez-Imbert, Elsa
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis collection contains materials pertaining to Elsa Gomez-Imbert's fieldwork and research on the Tucanoan languages of Colombia, chief among them Barasana and Tatuyo, and to a lesser extent other Indigenous languages of Colombia. Most of these materials were created by Gomez-Imbert during visits to Tucanoan communities along Caño Colorado in Colombia's Amazonas state between 1976 and 1994. Other materials were created by participants in a linguistics workshop held in Mitú, Colombia between 1988 and 1990. A very small amount of materials were created by others and given to Gomez-Imbert.

The materials include digitized audio recordings and scanned images of photographs taken by Gomez-Imbert. A collection of negative filmstrips taken by Gomez-Imbert has been digitized and will be added to this collection.

All materials in this collection are public.

A guide for this collection is available in English and Spanish.

The preservation of this collection was supported by the grant PD-260978 Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwest South America from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.