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Description and Documentation of Lelepa, an Endangered Language of Central Vanuatu

 

Language Lelepa
Depositor Sebastien Lacrampe
Affiliation The Australian National University
Location Vanuatu
Deposit ID 0349
Grant ID IGS0177
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
Landing Page Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2196/109b35f2-e728-43d5-89d2-e9e34661af17

 

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.

 

Group represented

Lelepa

 

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. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000F-BAF7-9. Accessed on [insert date here].

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