Documentation of endangered Tungusic languages of Khabarovskij Kraj
Elena Kalinina, Moscow State University
Major Documentation Project. Duration: 2007-2009. £41,670
The project aims at the fullest possible documentation of three Tungusic languages: Negidal, Kur-Urmi and Ulcha.
The main objectives of the project are:
a) recording an extensive text corpus in Kur-Urmi, Negidal and Ulcha (for Ulcha – 20 hours of speech, for Kur-Urmi – 7,5 hours, for Negidal – 12 hours);
b) transcribing, analyzing and annotating the recorded texts;
c) recording sound files from older hand-written recordings;
d) attempts at collecting, transcribing and translating some existing archived texts in Negidal and possibly Kur-Urmi;
e) providing supplementary grammar notes in English;
f) providing databases of vocabulary sound files to go with the text corpora (about 2500 entries);
g) supplying text sound files with the transcription creeping line.