Documentation of Two Gelao Varieties: Zou Lei and A Hou, South West China
|Language||Zou Lei, A Hou|
|Affiliation||Central University of Nationalities|
|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.
Gelao, members 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.
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].