Description and Documentation of Lelepa, an Endangered Language of Central Vanuatu


Description and Documentation of Lelepa, an Endangered Language of Central Vanuatu

Language: Lelepa (ISO639-3:lpa)
Depositor: Sebastien Lacrampe
Location: Vanuatu
Deposit Id: 0349
ELDP Id: IGS0177
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
Lelepa is spoken by less than 400 people on the island of Lelepa, Vanuatu. It is surrounded by closely related and much larger languages. Both missionisation in the 1800s and recent, rapid urbanization and development have contributed to threatening the language as speakers are shifting to languages of wider communication such as Bislama (an English-lexifier pidgin and national language of Vanuatu) and not transmitting the language to younger generations. This project aims at building a corpus of annotated texts from audio and video recordings to be used as a foundation for a grammatical description and language resources for Lelepa speakers.

Group represented
Lelepa

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Sebastien Lacrampe
Affiliation: The Australian National University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2017 December 14 to 2017 December 14
Deposit hits:1
Downloaded files
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Narrative told by Saram̃om̃o Kalsog. The narrative was created by commenting on a sequence of images used as a stimulus.

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A history of Christianity in Lelepa since its arrival to nowadays, told by George Munalpa.

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




Traditional narrative told by Masavia Laklotal. During a peace ceremony, a baby is inadvertently abandoned and found by a group of mutuam 'ogres' at night. They decide to take him away to eat him, but the baby outsmarts them.

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A narrative talking about the different family lines and villages found in the Lelepa region

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




Leisara Kalotiti and her daughters have prepared laplap, Vanuatu's traditional dish. They are now placing it in the ground oven for baking.

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A procedural text on how to make a traditional canoe.

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A working party describes the making of a traditional outrigger canoe. men in the working party take it in turn to work on the canoe and to describe the different operations that take place. Pt. 1/4

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A working party describes the making of a traditional outrigger canoe. men in the working party take it in turn to work on the canoe and to describe the different operations that take place. Pt. 2/4

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A working party describes the making of a traditional outrigger canoe. men in the working party take it in turn to work on the canoe and to describe the different operations that take place. Pt. 3/4

Recorded on: 2017-08-25




A working party describes the making of a traditional outrigger canoe. men in the working party take it in turn to work on the canoe and to describe the different operations that take place. Pt. 4/4

Recorded on: 2017-08-25