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Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation*
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Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA 17325-1483)
Jonathan Amith (Project Director, 12/23/2013 - present)
PD-50031-14
A Biological Approach to Documenting Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives

To support: Fieldwork and comparative research in five Nahuat and two Totonac communities in Mexico to include nomenclature, classification, and use of plants in language documentation tools. The project would create recordings to document traditional ethnobotanical knowledge as well as employ DNA barcoding technology to facilitate plant identification.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405)
Daniel Suslak (Project Director, 12/23/2013 - present)
PD-50032-14
Community Directed Audio-Visual Documentation of Ayöök and Development of an Online Ayöök Language Portal

To support: Documentation of the Ayöök language, spoken in the region of Totontepec (Oaxaca, Mexico), through the expansion of an existing dictionary and development of an online portal of audio and video recordings.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $253,393 (approved); $253,393 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, CO 80309-0001)
J. Andrew Cowell (Project Director, 12/23/2013 - present)
PD-50033-14
Arapaho Lexical Database and Dictionary

To support: Documentation of the Arapaho language, an endangered language of the Algonquian family that was originally spoken on the Great Plains of the United States. The project would produce a lexical database and a bilingual dictionary in print and electronic formats.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $172,290 (approved); $172,290 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

University of Hawaii, Manoa (Honolulu, HI 96822-2399)
Andrea Berez (Project Director, 12/23/2013 - present)
PD-50034-14
Making Pacific Language Materials Discoverable: Identifying and Describing Indigenous Languages

To support: The improved discovery of materials in or about Micronesian, Polynesian, and Melanesian languages held in the Pacific Collection at the Hamilton Library of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The applicant would develop precise catalog descriptors for approximately 1,100 endangered Pacific languages; complete cataloging for nearly 10,000 items; and make this information accessible to language communities, documentary linguists, other catalogers, and the public.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $122,317 (approved); $122,317 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 9/30/2016

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages (Salem, OR 97302-1902)
Gregory Anderson (Project Director, 01/11/2013 - present); K. David Harrison (Co Project Director, 04/08/2013 - present)
PD-50025-13
Documentation of Hill Gta [gaq] a seriously endangered Munda language

To support: 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 amounts: $246,516 (approved); $246,515 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

University of Maine, Orono (Orono, ME 04469-0001)
Pauleena MacDougall (Project Director, 01/11/2013 - present)
PD-50027-13
Penobscot Dictionary

To support: 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 amounts: $339,411 (approved); $339,411 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Frank Seidel (Project Director, 01/11/2013 - present)
PD-50029-13
Documentation of Baga Mandori (Atlantic, Niger-Congo) (ISO 639-3:bmd)

To support: 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 amounts: $247,873 (approved); $247,862 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2015

Miami University, Oxford (Oxford, OH 45056-1602)
Daryl Baldwin (Project Director, 12/30/2011 - present)
PD-50017-12
Dictionary of the Miami-Illinois Language: the Inokaatawaakani Project

To support: 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: Linguistics, Native American Studies
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $124,292 (approved); $124,292 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2015

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Eugene Buckley (Project Director, 12/30/2011 - present)
PD-50019-12
Kashaya (kju) Database and Dictionary

To support: 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: Linguistics, Native American Studies
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $216,698 (approved); $216,698 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $203,738
Supplement (2014) $12,960

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203)
Timothy Montler (Project Director, 12/30/2011 - present)
PD-50021-12
Saanich Dictionary and Electronic Text Archive

To support: 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: Linguistics, Native American Studies
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $349,033 (approved); $349,033 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Wilson Silva (Project Director, 12/30/2011 - present)
PD-50023-12
Desano Collaborative Project (639:3): Collection of Audio-Video Material and Texts

To support: 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.

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Project fields: Latin American Languages, Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $70,937 (approved); $70,937 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2015

Mescalero Apache Tribe (Mescalero, NM 88340)
E. Scott Rushforth (Project Director, 12/20/2010 - present)
PD-50015-11
Mescalero Apache Language Project

To support: 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 amounts: $321,200 (approved); $321,200 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2015

Ball State University (Muncie, IN 47306-1022)
Carolyn MacKay (Project Director, 12/20/2010 - present)
PD-50016-11
A Dictionary of Pisaflores Tepehua (TPP)

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 8/31/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
John Lucy (Project Director, 01/05/2010 - present)
PD-50012-10
Chicago Historical Archive of Mesoamerican Linguistics

To support: 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 amounts: $171,400 (approved); $171,400 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 7/31/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Monica Macaulay (Project Director, 01/05/2010 - present)
PD-50013-10
Potawatomi Language Documentation, Lexical Database, and Dictionary

To support: 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 amounts: $375,000 (approved); $374,993 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 5/31/2014

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Brent Henderson (Project Director, 12/18/2008 - present)
PD-50009-09
Documentation of Chimiini, a Bantu Language of Somalia

To support: 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 amounts: $185,191 (approved); $185,191 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2014

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

University of Oregon, Eugene (Eugene, OR 97403)
Stephanie Wood (Project Director, 12/18/2008 - present)
PD-50010-09
An Online Nahuatl Lexical Database: Bridging Past, Present, and Future Speakers

To support: The preparation of a multilingual dictionary of the Nahuatl language.

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

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Joel Sherzer (Project Director, 12/18/2008 - present)
PD-50011-09
Archiving Significant Collections of Latin American Endangered Language Resources II

To support: 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 amounts: $276,985 (approved); $276,985 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 2/28/2012

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588)
Catherine Rudin (Co Project Director, 12/21/2007 - present); Mark Awakuni-Swetland (Project Director, 12/21/2007 - present)
PD-50007-08
Omaha and Ponca Digital Dictionary

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

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Project fields: Languages, General
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $348,800 (approved); $348,800 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2012

University of Oklahoma, Norman (Norman, OK 73019-3003)
Sean O'Neill (Project Director, 12/21/2007 - present)
PD-50008-08
Documenting Plains Apache: Fieldwork, Archives, and Database

To support: 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 amounts: $348,800 (approved); $270,751 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2008 – 5/31/2013

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Leanne Hinton (Co Project Director, 01/04/2007 - present); Andrew Garrett (Project Director, 01/04/2007 - present)
PD-50005-07
Berkeley Indigenous Language Resources: Access, Archiving, and Documentation

To support: 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 amounts: $340,000 (approved); $340,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2007 – 12/31/2011

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203)
Timothy Montler (Project Director, 01/05/2007 - present)
PD-50006-07
Klallam Dictionary and Electronic Text Archive

To support: 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.

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Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $317,502 (approved); $317,502 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2007 – 8/31/2011

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2214)
Lyle Campbell (Co Project Director, 01/04/2006 - present); Veronica Grondona (Project Director, 01/04/2006 - present)
PD-50002-06
Wichi: Documentation, Description, and Training

To support: 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 amounts: $228,026 (approved); $161,505 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2006 – 4/30/2012

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Joel Sherzer (Project Director, 01/04/2006 - present); Heidi Johnson (Co Project Director, 01/04/2006 - present)
PD-50003-06
Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Language Resources

To support: 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 amounts: $348,000 (approved); $348,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2010

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001)
Ronald Schaefer (Project Director, 01/10/2006 - present)
PD-50004-06
Documenting Edo North Languages with Oral Narratives

To support: 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 amounts: $175,000 (approved); $175,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2006 – 7/31/2010

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