Documentation of formal and ceremonial discourses in K’ichee’
Telma Can Pixabaj, University of Texas at Austin
Individual Graduate Studentship. Duration: 2010-2013. £45,567
This project will document formal and ceremonial discourses in natural contexts in three K’ichee’ (quc) communities: Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Nahualá, and Santa Lucía Utatlán, Sololá (14° 46´26´´ Latitude, 91° 11´15´´ Longitude), Guatemala. The texts will be recorded, transcribed and analyzed. A lexical database of 5,000 entries will be produced and two community members will be trained in documentation methods and grammatical analysis. A collection of texts in form of a book will be created. The corpus will be the basis of my doctoral dissertation on subordinate clauses in K’ichee’. Formal and ceremonial discourses are being lost rapidly in K’ichee’.