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University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Virginia Garrard Burnett (Project Director: July 2017 to present)

Transcribing AILLA: Increasing Collection Access and Reusability through Crowdsourced Transcription

A Foundations pilot project to transcribe materials in Mixtec, a pre-Columbian language spoken in south-central Mexico, and that are housed at the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America.  Working with undergraduate linguistics students and Mixtec community members who have migrated to southern California, the applicant would undertake transcription of hand-written documents and audio recordings to make them searchable, thereby improving access and reuse. 

Project fields:
Latin American Languages; Linguistic Anthropology; Linguistics

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$42,000 (approved)
$42,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 9/30/2019