Textual and Lexical Documentation of Ixcatec, a highly endangered Otomanguean language of Oaxaca, Mexico
Denis Costaouec, University de Paris - Rene Descartes
Major Documentation Project. Duration: 2009-2011. £55,018
Ixcatec is a highly endangered language belonging to the Popolocan branch of the Otomanguean language family. There are 9 fluent speakers all of whom reside in Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. This project will produce the only extensive, archival-quality corpus of recorded and transcribed time-coded Ixcatec texts. A lexicon will also be generated incorporating all lexical items in the transcribed corpus. The results of this project will establish the basis for future studies of this language and family and will be made available to the community, the interested public and scholars.