Pite Saami: documenting the language and culture
Language: Pite Saami [sje]
Depositor: Joshua Karl Wilbur
Summary of deposit
This deposit documents Pite Saami, spoken in Arjeplog municipality, Sweden. It results from fieldwork conducted in Sweden between July 2008 and May 2010.
The documentation consists of 6 collections of materials, each one including audio and video files, transcriptions and metadata.
Topics include reindeer, winter, handicrafts, agriculture and fishing.
Group representedPite Saami
Language informationThe language documented is Pite Saami/Sámi/Sami/Lapp (also known as Arjeplog Saami; endonym: Biddum Sámi giella; ISO: sje); archived files contain translations in English and Swedish and commentary and glosses in English.
Access is open to some components, e.g. Collection 1 and Collection 4; for other parts, access to the audio/video recordings and transcriptions requires a researcher or community member role.
Viewing the transcription files (.eaf) with audio/video requires downloading and installing the ELAN program (freeware)
See also the following publicly accessible websites for more examples of the depositor’s work on Pite Saami:
- http://saami.uni-freiburg.de/psdp/ (project description and samples)
- http://saami.uni-freiburg.de/psdp/info/docLing.html (potentially useful resources for documentary linguistics)
- http://www2.hu-berlin.de/psdp/antlers/antlersEN.html (preliminary interactive multimedia on reindeer antler terminology)