Choguita Rarámuri description and documentation

Choguita Rarámuri description and documentation

Language: Choguita Rarámuri
Depositor: Gabriela Caballero
Location: Mexico
Deposit Id: 0056
Grant id: IGS0042, IPF0138
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

This deposit consists of audio and video recordings with transcriptions and photos of speakers of Choguita Rarámuri, an underdescribed language spoken in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, resulting from fieldwork conducted between January 2006 and December 2009.

Resumen del depósito

Este depósito consiste en grabaciones de audio y video con transcripciones y fotos de hablantes de Choguita Rarámuri, un idioma sin descripción adecuada que se habla en el estado de Chihuahua, Mexico, que resultan de trabajo de campo realizado entre enero 2006 y diciembre 2009.

Group represented
Rarámuri from Choguita, Guachochi municipality

Language information
Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara)

See also Gabriela Caballero's dissertation: Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara) phonology and morphology © 2008

Special characteristics
This deposit includes documents created by community members.

Deposit contents

The deposit comprises:

  1. over 750 audio and video recordings of texts, elicitation sessions and community events;
  2. ELAN and Transcriber transcription files;
  3. Word files with transcriptions, translations, analyses and annotations;
  4. Excel databases of lexical items and prosodic and morphological properties;
  5. still pictures;
  6. metadata including descriptions of documents, recording circumstances and cross-references between related documents; and
  7. a doctoral dissertation focusing on the phonology and morphology of the language.

Genres include myth narratives, oratory, historical narratives, interviews, conversations, description of procedures, ritual song and prayer, and language teaching. The elicitation sessions focus on verbal morphology and phonology-morphology interactions.

Contenido del depósito

El depósito consta de:

  1. más de 750 grabaciones de audio y video de textos, sesiones de elicitación y eventos comunitarios;
  2. archivos de transcripción de ELAN y Transcriber;
  3. archivos de Word con transcripciones, traducciones, análisis y anotaciones;
  4. bases de datos de Excel de ítems léxicos y propiedades prosódicas y morfológicas;
  5. fotogramas;
  6. metadatos que incluyen descripciones de documentos, circunstancias de grabación y remisiones entre documentos relacionados; y
  7. una tesis doctoral que se centra en la fonología y morfología del idioma.

Los géneros incluyen narraciones de mitos, oratorias, narraciones históricas, entrevistas, conversaciones, descripciones de procedimientos, canciones y rezos rituales, y la enseñanza del idioma. Las sesiones de elicitación se centran en morfología verbal e interacciones fonología-morfología.

Acknowledgement and citation
Caballero, Gabriela. 2015. Choguita Rarámuri description and documentation. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: Accessed on [insert date here].


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Gabriela Caballero
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Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

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Abbreviations and transcription conventions used in transcription documents in the deposit

Recorded on: 2009-08-03

Elicitation of adverbial clauses

Recorded on: 2009-04-01

Elicitation of adverbial clauses

Recorded on: 2009-04-02

Elicitation of adverbial clauses

Recorded on: 2009-04-02

Elicitation of adverbial clauses

Recorded on: 2009-04-02

Elicitation with LEL of relative ordering causative and desiderative

Recorded on: 2006-12-03

"affix ordering, instructions in Spanish on how to get to Sikachiqui"

Recorded on: 2007-09-10

Elicitation with SFH of relative ordering of causative and associated motion

Recorded on: 2007-09-10

"affix ordering, applicative, causative and associated motion "

Recorded on: 2007-09-10

"affix ordering, appliicative and causative"

Recorded on: 2007-09-10