AILLA is pleased to announce the completion of one of its new collections, the Sochiápam Chinantec Whistled Speech Collection of Mark Sicoli. This collection, which contains over three hours of audio and high-quality video detailing how the Chinantec speakers of Santiago Sochiápam in Mexico’s Oaxaca state can whistle their language to communicate across distances that would be difficult to traverse or yell across.
News and Announcements
AILLA is pleased to announce its most recently curated collection, the Chuj Oral Tradition Collection of Pedro Mateo Pedro and Jessica Coon. This collection contains some 33 hours of video recorded narratives and interactions in the Chuj language of Guatemala between 2002 and 2017. In addition to being a large collection of resources in this Mayan language, nearly all of the narratives in this collection are accompanied by transcriptions and translations into Spanish, which make them very accessible.
Workshop on Data Management Plans for Linguistic Research
LSA 2018 Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Workshop, Salt Lake City
Thursday January 4, 2018
9AM-3PM, Room TBA.
Registration is free!
Among the additions recently made to AILLA’s collections is a large expansion of the Yauyos Quechua Collection of Aviva Shimelman, a rich collection of materials about the speakers of Peru’s Yauyos Quechua language. This expansion includes over 34 hours of audio, 8 hours of video, and 2700 pages of digital texts.
We are offering 10 awards of $350 to graduate students in travel funds or conference registration for students interested in attending our workshop on “Technological Methodologies in Language Documentation and Anthropology” at the American Anthropological Association Conference this year (details of workshop below). Funding recipients must be available to attend all 4 two-hour workshops activities.