Description and Documentation of Lelepa, an Endangered Language of Central Vanuatu
|Affiliation||The Australian National University|
|Collection Status||Collection online|
Summary of the deposit
Lelepa is spoken by less than 400 people on the island of Lelepa, Vanuatu. It is surrounded by closely related and much larger languages. Both missionisation in the 1800s and recent, rapid urbanization and development have contributed to threatening the language as speakers are shifting to languages of wider communication such as Bislama (an English-lexifier pidgin and national language of Vanuatu) and not transmitting the language to younger generations. This project aims at building a corpus of annotated texts from audio and video recordings to be used as a foundation for a grammatical description and language resources for Lelepa speakers.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Lacrampe, Sebastien. 2017. Description and Documentation of Lelepa, an Endangered Language of Central Vanuatu. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000F-BAF7-9. Accessed on [insert date here].