Linguistic Documentation of Garuwi
Gerardo Barbera, SOAS
Individual Postgraduate Fellowship. Duration: 2007-2009. £93,567
The goal of this project is to document Southern Baškardi (Hormozgan, Southeast Iran), focusing on the endangered dialect of Garu.
Baškardi has received very little attention in Iranian studies so far: the project aims at the collection of primary data (audio and video recordings of a wide range of communicative events) through the involvement of the community in the documentation practice. All recordings will be transcribed and translated, and at least 15% of texts will be annotated in detail. Documentation will include a sketch grammar and an electronic lexicon of about 5,000 entries, with English and Farsi as target languages.