News and Announcements

New Collection: the Sochiápam Chinantec Whistled Speech Collection of Mark Sicoli

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.

New collection: Chuj Oral Tradition Collection of Pedro Mateo Pedro and Jessica Coon

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.

Call for Graduate Student Travel Fund Applications for AAA

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.