NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
21 matches

Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation*
Sort order: Award year, descending

Save this query
Create a new query
Export results to Excel

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages (Salem, OR 97302-1902)
Gregory David Shelton Anderson (project director)
K. David Harrison (co-project director)
PD-50025-13
Documentation of Hill Gta [gaq] a seriously endangered Munda language

Documentation of the Hill variety of Gta' (Didey), an endangered language of the Munda family spoken in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts, Odisha State, India. The project would produce a grammar, a dictionary, and an annotated text collection in print and electronic formats.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $246,515
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

University of Maine, Orono (Orono, ME 04469-0001)
Pauleena Mary MacDougall
PD-50027-13
Penobscot Dictionary

Digitization of an unpublished dictionary manuscript, creation of a revised and expanded database, and preparation of a Web-based and print dictionary of Penobscot, an Algonquian language originally spoken in central and eastern Maine. Drawing on original field notes and collected texts, the project would add 30-45,000 lexical items (words, phrases, sentences, notes, and examples of usage) to the current 17,000 lexemes in the manuscript dictionary.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $339,411
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Frank Seidel
PD-50029-13
Documentation of Baga Mandori (Atlantic, Niger-Congo) (ISO 639-3:bmd)

The documentation of Baga Mandori, a language spoken in the Basse-Côte region of Guinea-Conakry in West Africa, through the compilation of a trilingual dictionary (Baga Mandori-English-French), the development of a small corpus of texts and a grammatical outline, and the training of community members in linguistic documentation techniques.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $247,862
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2015

Miami University, Oxford (Oxford, OH 45056-1602)
Daryl W. Baldwin
PD-50017-12
Dictionary of the Miami-Illinois Language: the Inokaatawaakani Project

the creation of a digital edition of an 18th-century French dictionary of Miami-Illinois, an Algonquian language formerly spoken in the Midwest. The project would involve transcription, annotation, and translation of the original dictionary and the creation of a searchable online resource.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $124,292
Grant period: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2015

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Eugene Buckley
PD-50019-12
Kashaya (kju) Database and Dictionary

the creation of an online database, dictionary, and grammatical sketch of Kashaya, a Pomoan language spoken in northern California, based on archival resources and new fieldwork and analysis.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $203,738
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203)
Timothy R. Montler
PD-50021-12
Saanich Dictionary and Electronic Text Archive

compilation of a comprehensive online dictionary of Saanich, a dialect of Northern Straits Salish spoken in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, together with a digital audio collection of transcribed and translated speech. The dictionary would also be available in print format.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $349,033
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Wilson De Lima Silva
PD-50023-12
Desano Collaborative Project (639:3): Collection of Audio-Video Material and Texts

documentation of Desano, an endangered Eastern Tukanoan language spoken in the northwestern Amazonian region of Colombia and Brazil. The project would create a corpus of recordings, transcriptions, and translations of the variety of Desano spoken in Colombia, and, ultimately, produce a dictionary and grammar of this language.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $70,937
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2015

Mescalero Apache Tribe (Mescalero, NM 88340)
E. Scott Rushforth
PD-50015-11
Mescalero Apache Language Project

Creation of a dictionary and introductory grammar of Mescalero Apache, an Athapaskan language spoken in New Mexico, and expansion of a digital archive of recordings, transcriptions, and analyzed examples of Apache language use.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $321,200
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

Ball State University (Muncie, IN 47306-1022)
Carolyn J. MacKay
PD-50016-11
A Dictionary of Pisaflores Tepehua (TPP)

The production of an online and print dictionary of an endangered Totonac-Tepehua language spoken in the community of Pisaflores, Veracruz, Mexico.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 8/31/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
John A. Lucy
PD-50012-10
Chicago Historical Archive of Mesoamerican Linguistics

Digitization of an archive of linguistic materials that document indigenous languages mainly of Mesoamerica collected between 1930 and 1995. An on-line interface will be developed to provide free access to the materials and associated multimedia resources.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $171,400
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 7/31/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Monica Ann Macaulay
PD-50013-10
Potawatomi Language Documentation, Lexical Database, and Dictionary

The documentation and preservation of the Potawatomi language, an endangered Algonquian language spoken in the Midwestern United States, through preparation of a database of lexical materials and an online and hardcopy bilingual dictionary.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $374,993
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 5/31/2014

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Brent M. Henderson
PD-50009-09
Documentation of Chimiini, a Bantu Language of Somalia

The preparation of a grammar, recordings, a lexicon, texts, an orthography, and a Web site on Chimiini, an endangered Bantu language formerly spoken in Somalia.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $185,191
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2009) $173,095
Supplement (2010) $12,096

University of Oregon, Eugene (Eugene, OR 97403)
Stephanie G. Wood
PD-50010-09
An Online Nahuatl Lexical Database: Bridging Past, Present, and Future Speakers

The preparation of a multilingual dictionary of the Nahuatl language.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2013

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Joel F. Sherzer
PD-50011-09
Archiving Significant Collections of Latin American Endangered Language Resources II

Digital archiving of endangered Mexican and South American linguistic materials to be made accessible by the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $276,985
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 2/28/2012

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588)
Mark Joseph Awakuni-Swetland (project director)
Catherine Rudin (co-project director)
PD-50007-08
Omaha and Ponca Digital Dictionary

The preparation of an online dictionary of Omaha and Ponca, mutually intelligible Siouan languages spoken in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Languages, General
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $348,800
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2012

University of Oklahoma, Norman (Norman, OK 73019-3003)
Sean O'Neill
PD-50008-08
Documenting Plains Apache: Fieldwork, Archives, and Database

Fieldwork on the grammar, lexicon, and storytelling traditions of the Plains Apache, speakers of an endangered Athabaskan language in Oklahoma. The project would result in a database, which would be used to produce a dictionary and a collection of texts.

Project fields: Languages, General
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $270,751
Grant period: 6/1/2008 – 5/31/2013

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Andrew Garrett (project director)
Leanne Hinton (co-project director)
PD-50005-07
Berkeley Indigenous Language Resources: Access, Archiving, and Documentation

Enchanced description of and access to linguistic materials, including fieldwork notes, manuscripts, and audio recordings that document over 130 endangered American Indian languages.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $340,000
Grant period: 7/1/2007 – 12/31/2011

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203)
Timothy R. Montler
PD-50006-07
Klallam Dictionary and Electronic Text Archive

Preparation of a dictionary of Klallam, an endangered Salishan language spoken in Washington state and Vancouver Island, and the archiving of Klallam texts and audio video materials.

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $317,502
Grant period: 6/1/2007 – 8/31/2011

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2214)
Veronica Grondona (project director)
Lyle Campbell (co-project director)
PD-50002-06
Wichi: Documentation, Description, and Training

The preparation of language description tools for Wichí (an indigenous language of South America spoken in Argentina and Bolivia) with focus on the undocumented Central Pilcomayo dialect.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $161,505
Grant period: 5/1/2006 – 4/30/2012

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Joel F. Sherzer (project director)
Heidi Johnson (co-project director)
PD-50003-06
Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Language Resources

Digital archiving of Mexican, Central, and South American linguistic materials to be made accessible by The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA).

[Grant products]
Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $348,000
Grant period: 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2010

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001)
Ronald P. Schaefer
PD-50004-06
Documenting Edo North Languages with Oral Narratives

Documentation of Edo North languages of Nigeria through linguistic analysis of oral narrative samples that will be transcribed and translated. The project would also prepare a digital archive of the field recordings.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 8/1/2006 – 7/31/2010

Create a new query