Documentation of the Oro Win language
Joshua Birchall, Radboud University Nijmegen
Small Grant. Duration: 2011-2012. £4,812
The Oro Win language (ISO-639 orw, -11.088, -64.078) is an underdescribed and severely endangered member of the Chapacuran family. It is spoken by six elders living along the headwaters of the Pacaás Novos River in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. This project will gather audio and video recordings of Oro Win speech from a variety of genres and will develop practical language materials with the community. The project will produce a corpus of annotated textual materials, grammar notes and a lexicon, along with a language learning pamphlet and documentary CDs and DVDs for use in the village schools.