Documentation and Description of Numèè, an endangered language of Southernmost New Caledonia


Documentation and Description of Numèè, an endangered language of Southernmost New Caledonia

Language: Numèè
Depositor: Sophie Rendina
Location: New Caledonia
Deposit Id: 0243
ELDP Id: IGS0054
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

Numèè is a poorly described language of Southernmost New Caledonia, whose speakers (1814 in 1996) are shifting to French and Tayo (Creole).

Working with the community, the cultural centre and the department for education in indigenous languages, a collection will be made, which will provide:

  • a sociolinguistic survey;
  • a corpus of richly annotated audio and video data.

The collection will be used, in conjunction with elicited material, to produce a sketch grammar, a trilingual dictionary (Numèè – French – English) and a text corpus. Linguistic material will also be produced for use in nursery classes and community training in language documentation.



Group represented
Speakers of Numèè, New Caledonia, Australia.

Language information
Numèè is a poorly described language of Southernmost New Caledonia, whose speakers (1,814 in 1996) are shifting to French and Tayo (Creole).

Status

Forthcoming
Resources yet to be deposited

Depositor

Sophie Rendina
Affiliation: SOAS, University of London

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