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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

 

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. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000D-82C6-3. Accessed on [insert date here].

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