A text documentation of N|uu
Tom Güldemann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Major Documentation Project. Duration: 2007-2010. £82,300
The project aims at a fuller text documentation of N|uu, the last South African San language and the only surviving member of the !Ui branch of the isolate family Tuu. The language is highly endangered, because only less than 10 elderly speakers are known at present. The team is planned to consist of three graduate students and the applicant. One graduate student and the applicant are familiar with Khoisan linguistics as well as with current language documentation practice. The project will closely collaborate with the community, the NGO coordinating community work, and the scholars previously engaged with linguistic research.