Endangered Languages Projects
The following projects include the documentation of the Gurene language:
- A documentation of Gun-nartpa texts
- Margaret Carew, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) . 2012-2013.
Gun-nartpa, a Burarra dialect, is spoken in the Cadell river region of north-central Arnhem Land. There are approximately 300 speakers and the language is still learned as a first language by young children. This project will record speakers from a range of ages. The recordings will be segmented into prosodic units, and time-aligned annotations will represent interlinear and intonational information and translations. These annotations will enable further investigation of the interactions ... more
- Documenting Oral Genres in the Bolga Dialect of Gurene (Northern Ghana)
- Samuel Atintono, University of Manchester. 2010-2011.
The project aims to collect an audio-visual corpus of oral genres in the Bolgatanga dialect of Gurene (ISO 639-3: gur), a Gur language in northern Ghana spoken by about 22,000 people. The Geographical reference of Bolgatanga is 100N 0048ʹW. Language standardization, modern life, and contact with English and Hausa is leading to loss of variation and disappearance of oral genres such as folktales, riddles, ritual texts, and other linguistic resources. It will serve as a resource to be ... more