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Kurtöp language documentation in Bhutan


Language Kurtöp
Depositor Gwendolyn Hyslop
Affiliation University of Oregon
Location Bhutan
Deposit ID 0179
Grant ID IGS0049
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
Landing Page Handle


Summary of the deposit

This collection is one of the first documentation efforts of Kurtöp, an endangered language of Lhüntse, Bhutan. It includes audio and video files of the language as spoken by its speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences between November 2005 to January 2009. The audio and video files comprise of conversations, interviews, narratives, storytelling, singing and elicitation, including files used for acoustic study.

The various foci of the recordings include historical information, religion, storytelling, agriculture, local culture, ceremony and flaura and fauna. In addition, over one thousand photographs accompany the recordings.


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Acknowledgement and citation

Data collected by G. Hyslop and K. Tshering.

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

Hyslop, Gwendolyn. 2005. Kurtöp language documentation in Bhutan. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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