An Audiovisual Corpus of Caquinte (Arawak)

An Audiovisual Corpus of Caquinte (Arawak)

Language: Caquinte (Arawak)
Depositor: Zachary O'Hagan
Location: Peru
Deposit Id: 0413
ELDP Id: IGS0282
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
Caquinte [ISO 639-3: cot] is a Kampan Arawak language spoken by 300-400 people in Peruvian Amazonia. It is rapidly losing ground to neighboring and related Asháninka and Matsigenka, with many residents of Caquinte communities speaking one of these latter two languages, or code-switching among them. This project responds to the urgent situation of Caquinte by documenting and describing the language via the expansion of an extant corpus, with a focus on the relation of textual material to regional flora, fauna, and topological features. Products will be a written and audiovisual corpus, draft dictionaries, a dialect survey, and a PhD dissertation.


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Zachary O'Hagan
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley

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Two videos, with separate accompanying audio files, illustrating the views of two Caquinte women regarding the local activities of Repsol

Recorded on: 2016-08-05

Inalienable (classificatory) nouns; lexicon; focus; demonstratives and markers -tika, =ga, =Npani; interrogatives with second-position clitics; meaning of clitics =sa, =sakanika, =te; contrastive topic =ga.

Recorded on: 2017-08-19

July 11: meaning and ordering of second-position clitics =kea, =mpa, =sa, =sakanika, =tari, =te; distribution and ordering of contrastive topic =ga and ostensive -tika; interaction of some of these markers with demonstratives. July 15: verbal affix ordering. July 18: verbal affix ordering; lexical elicitation. July 21: ordering of second-position clitics =geti, =ka, =me, =sano, =shia, =ta, =tari; meaning of =gitatsi, =ha, =ka, =kea, =satine. July 31: verbal affix ordering; meaning of -amaNpeg, -na, =kea; distribution of focus pronouns; questions regarding traditional house construction, beliefs about death and the afterlife. August 3: different series of pronouns; lexical elicitation; beliefs regarding the places Kamameniari, Kobirichaigirini, Tsonkatagaroni, Kompiroshiato. August 5: lexical elicitation. August 10: contrastive topic =ga; lexical elicitation. August 14: lexical elicitation based on Jaame Ontsajigero Otsapapae (the draft of a book of stories produced by the Ministry of Education). August 18: meaning of verbal suffixes -ima, -giha; affix ordering; lexical elicitation; questions regarding fire fans.

Recorded on: 2017-07-11

Focus on flora and fauna

Recorded on: 2015-08-07

Recordings made in the researcher's temporary lodgings while the consultant was a student at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco

Recorded on: 2011-08-29

Recorded in the home of JSS; reviews meaning of and reasoning behind Caquinte names collected during genealogy interviews

Recorded on: 2016-09-08

Recorded at the home of JSS; questions range over speaker's extended family and Caquinte population as a whole

Recorded on: 2016-06-28

Recorded on: 2017-07-12

Recorded on: 2017-08-19