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Documentation of Two Gelao Varieties: Zou Lei and A Hou, South West China

 

Language Zou Lei, A Hou
Depositor Jinfang Li
Affiliation Central University of Nationalities
Location China
Deposit ID 0324
Grant ID MDP0131
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
Landing Page Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2196/0e059cd5-9d21-4a76-b582-ed38e44a5592

 

Summary of the deposit

The project documents Zou Lei and A Hou, two varieties of Gelao, a member of the Tai-Kadai family in South West China. One of the most endangered languages in China, Gelao is now used by only 15-20 elderly people in Zhenning and Dafang counties of Guizhou Province. The project devotes special attention to documenting the cultural and ethnographical aspects of the languages in question. Eventual outcomes are: a grammar, a lexicon, and annotated texts for each of the languages. Audio-visual files are incorporated in printed works. A website will be constructed to provide access to project materials.

 

Group represented

Gelao, members of the Tai-Kadai family in South West China

 

Language information

One of the most endangered languages in China, Gelao is now used by only 15-20 elderly people in Zhenning and Dafang counties of Guizhou Province.

 

Acknowledgement and citation

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

Li, Jinfang. 2015. Documentation of Two Gelao Varieties: Zou Lei and A Hou, South West China. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000D-82C6-3. Accessed on [insert date here].

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