Documentation of Ingrian: collecting and analyzing fieldwork data and digitizing legacy materials
Fedor Rozhanskiy, University of Tartu
Major Documentation Project. Duration: 2011-2014. £77,078
The project will document Ingrian, a Finnic language spoken in the Leningrad district of Russia (~150 speakers, average age is 80, ISO 639-3: izh; 59°43´ N, 28°28´ E). The main goals of the project are: a) To collect a vast corpus of modern language data; b) To transcribe and annotate modern texts; c) To digitize and annotate legacy materials; d) To document the phonology, morphology and syntax of modern Ingrian; e) To compile a morphological dictionary and a grammar sketch for further use as a basis of community teaching materials; f) To compile a book of Ingrian texts.