Documentation of Effutu
Nana Agyeman, SOAS
Individual Graduate Studentship. Duration: 2010-2013. £44,381
This project seeks to document one of the three dialects of Effutu, (ISO-639: afu, estimated population: 20-30 thousand), which is spoken in Winneba, a coastal town in the Central Region of Ghana, and other surrounding villages (50 12’ 0” North, 10 19’ 0” West). Effutu is a severely under-documented Guang (Kwa) language, and this study aims at constructing a corpus of audio / video recordings and written texts, which will form the basis of my PhD thesis and be of use to the Effutu community for its ongoing literacy work, as well as for linguists and anthropologists of various backgrounds.