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FN-279411-21

Kelsey Caitlyn Neely
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Documenting Diversification in the Yaminawa Dialect Complex (Panoan, Peru) [ISO 639-3: yaa, mts, mcd]

Research and writing of a bilingual, multidialectal dictionary of Yaminahua (ISO 639-3: yaa), Nahua (ISO 639-3: mts), and Sharanahua (ISO 639-3: mcd), three Panoan languages of the Peruvian Amazon

This project will produce comparative documentation and description for Yaminahua (ISO 639-3: yaa), Nahua (ISO 639-3: mts), and Sharanahua (ISO 639-3: mcd), three closely related, endangered Panoan languages of the Peruvian Amazon. The concrete products of this project include a bilingual, multi-dialectal dictionary of these languages with indices in Spanish and English, and a comparative description of the morphology (e.g. prefixes and suffixes) of the study languages. More broadly, the project seeks to enhance the understanding of the diversification of related languages in contexts where geographic isolation and contact with unrelated languages are not significant factors. The fellowship will support 12 months of full-time work consisting of fieldwork in Peru; transcription, translation, and analysis of primary data; and the preparation of materials and publications. Primary data and resulting products will be archived with the California Language Archive.

Project fields:
Latin American Languages; Linguistic Anthropology; Linguistics

Program:
Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2022