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

Forthcoming
Resources yet to be deposited

Depositor

Sebastien Lacrampe
Affiliation: The Australian nationla University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2017 February 27 to 2017 February 27
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