Documentation of Under-Represented Genres of Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Linguistic Practice
Conor Quinn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Individual Postgraduate Fellowship. Duration: 2006-2008. £65,352
This two-year project will document under-represented genres of speech, particularly conversation, in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet, an Eastern Algonquian language with approximately 500 speakers (all forty years of age or older) located in and around several communities along the northern border of Maine (USA) and Canada. The primary output of the project will be an extensive set of annotated transcriptions of audio and video recordings, designed to be suitable as base material for second-language instruction as well as for a broad range of analytical work.