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Aviva W. Shimelman
San Jose State University (San Jose, CA 95192-0001)
Documention of Yauyos

The goal of this project is to document Yauyos, a nearly extinct Quechuan language. Yauyos is not a single language, but a "supralect," a set of seven or more more-or-less mutually intelligible dialects spoken in fourteen villages in the Cañete Valley of Peru, approximately 200 kilometers south-east of Lima. Investigators will conduct fieldwork to record Yauyos in audio and video format; prepare a database of annotated recordings of Yauyos; prepare a lexicon of Yauyos; prepare a sketch grammar of Yauyos; and conduct analysis of Yauyos in light of current theory in formal semantics, in particular with regard to its evidential and modal system. (Edited by staff)

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Project fields:

Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships

Research Programs

$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2012