Documentation of Akuntsú
|Affiliation||University of Utah, Center for American Indian Languages|
|Collection Status||Collection online|
Summary of the deposit
The documentation involves the production of linguistic, ethnographic, and lexicographic materials which are important not only to represent the structure of the language, but also to reveal the way that Akuntsú people themselves see and understand their world. As a long-term goal of Akuntsú documentation, a grammar and pedagogical materials will be created and a dictionary will be expanded ultimately to produce a talking dictionary.
Akuntsú (Tuparí subfamily, Tupían family)
Akuntsú is spoken by only five people, all monolinguals, located near the Omerê River in Rondônia, Brazil. Until recently the Akuntsú people were an isolated indigenous group, now the only survivors of a genocidal massacre which left Akuntsú a critically endangered language.
This collection contains different types of records, including narratives that represent Akuntsú cultural traditions, songs and dialogues.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Aragon, Carolina. 2014. Documentation of Akuntsu. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0002-EB37-B. Accessed on [insert date here].