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PD-266994-19

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Patience L. Epps (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Documentation of Nadeb (mbj), a Naduhup language of Brazil

The documentation and description of Nadeb, an endangered language spoken in northwest Brazil.  The project would produce an annotated collection of digital recordings in audio and video, a grammatical description, lexicon, and collection of texts, in collaboration with the Nadeb community, as well as a comprehensive reference grammar, a dictionary (Nadeb-English-Portuguese), and a set of pedagogical materials for community use.

This project will undertake the documentation and description of Nadeb, a member of the small Naduhup family (formerly known as Maku), spoken in northwest Brazil.  The principal goals are to produce an annotated collection of digital recordings in audio and video, a grammatical description, lexicon, and collection of texts, in collaboration with the Nadeb community. Documentation will focus on natural discourse and will span a range of genres, with particular emphases on traditional verbal art forms involving song, narrative, and incantation; conversation; and knowledge concerning Nadeb traditional territory. Secondary outcomes will consist of a comprehensive reference grammar, a dictionary (Nadeb-English-Portuguese), and a set of pedagogical materials for community use. Materials will be archived in the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin.

Project fields:

Program:
Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$323,717 (approved)
$323,717 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2019 – 8/31/2022