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Lower St’át’imcets Documentation

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Language St’át’imcets (Lower dialect)
Depositor Kimary Shahin
Affiliation Simon Fraser University
Location Canada
Collection ID 0159
Grant ID FTG0164
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
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Summary of the collection

This collection includes documentation material of Lower St’át’imcets, a Salish language of southwest Interior British Columbia, Canada. The collection includes digital video and audio recordings, a Lower St’át’imcets text collection, grammar and lexicon. It also includes metadata about the data and the documentation process.

Documentation was conducted in collaboration with the Lower Stl’atl’imx community, who together with researchers at the Simon Fraser University were trained in fieldwork methods.


Group represented

Lower St’át’imc (Lillooet) Interior Salish


Language information

Lower St’át’imcets, also known as Lillooet Salish, is an endangered Northern Interior Salish language spoken by less than 100 people in an area of southwest Interior British Columbia, Canada. St’át’imcets has two major dialects, the Upper and Lower dialects, which differ in syntax, phonology and lexicon, with a rich consonant inventory, with over 40 phonemes and 4 vowels.


Collection contents

This collection is a collection of recordings and documentation of both St’at’imcets and English conversation, storytelling, hymns, prayers, singing, dancing, and a depiction of the participants and the communities’ environment in images. Video recordings were made. The collection contains audio files, made mostly at the same time as the video recordings. Finally, there are sample drafts of videos with subtitles in English and in St’at’imcets. Some metadata is also available providing information about the files and the project’s participants.


Acknowledgement and citation

To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:

Shahin, Kimary. 2012. Lower St’át’imcets Documentation. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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