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Documentation of Isthmus Zapotec

 

Language Isthmus Zapotec
Depositor Juan José Bueno Holle
Affiliation University of Chicago
Location Mexico
Deposit ID 0265
Grant ID SG0136
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online

 

Summary of the deposit

This deposit includes material on the linguistic documentation, description and analysis of naturally-occurring discourse in Isthmus Zapotec, a Zapotecan language spoken by approximately 80,000 people in southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico which is under threat given a rapid shift to Spanish. The main objective of the project is to, over the course of twelve months in Juchitán, document information structure in the language by recording, transcribing, annotating, and analyzing spoken texts from spontaneous life narratives as well as collect elicited native speaker judgments of constructed examples, something not represented currently in any archives of the language.

 

Language information

Isthmus Zapotec is an Otomanguean language spoken in and around Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Deposit contents

This collection includes audio and video recordings of Isthmus Zapotec, as well as comments, annotations and translations in Spanish and English.

 

Other information

This collection is also available for viewing at the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin Americas (AILLA), University of Texas, USA, and the Whatcom Museum, Washington, USA.

 

Acknowledgement and citation

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

Bueno Holle, Juan José. 2012. Documentation of Isthmus Zapotec. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000E-FA1A-A. Accessed on [insert date here].

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