A community-driven documentation of natural discourse in Anal, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language


A community-driven documentation of natural discourse in Anal, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language

Language: Anal
Depositor: Pavel Ozerov
Location: India
Deposit Id: 0440
Grant id: SG0428
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
Anal is an endangered Tibeto-Burman language (ca. 20,000 speakers) in Manipur, Northeast India. The available data presents a remarkable morphological complexity, typologically unusual properties and archaic features, valuable for historical analysis. Like many other endangered languages of this linguistically diverse, under-documented region, Anal experiences a great pressure from the official state language Manipuri.This project will build upon the recently initiated project of community-driven documentation of traditional oral literature. Relying on the work of community members, it will create an annotated multi-media corpus of everyday Anal conversation. It will additionally document grammatical data, which presents a number of typological peculiarities.

Group represented
Anal tribe - Anal Naga tribe lives in the South-Eastern part of the Indian state of Manipur, in the area of the India-Burmese border. There is also a single village across the border in Myanmar. The tribe speaks a Tibeto-Burman language of the North-Western branch. The estimated number of speakers is 20,000.

Special characteristics
Special characteristics

Deposit contents
The data are primarily recordings of natural conversations in everyday settings of the speakers. However, in a few cases the speakers preferred to narrate their personal stories or tribal legends. The data was collected in 2016 in different areas where the tribe lives. Some recordings were carried out in the valley towns of Chandel and Chakpikarong. Many other recordings were collected during the visits to the original hilltop villages in Sulam area (Ralruwng, Dutang) and Greenhills area (Phiran Khullen, Oklu). The collection contains audio and video data.

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Acknowledgement and citation

Users of any part of the collection should acknowledge the Anal Literature Society and Pavel Ozerov as data collectors, and Pavel Ozerov as the principal investigator. Users should also acknowledge the Endangered Languages Documentation Program as the funder of the project. Individual speakers and the collector and translator of the data used should be acknowledged by name. All information is available in the metadata.

To refer to any data from the corpus please cite the corpus in this way

Ozerov, Pavel. 2018. A community-driven documentation of natural discourse in Anal, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI1035093 Accessed on [insert date here]



Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Pavel Ozerov
Affiliation: University of Cologne

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 December 18 to 2018 December 18
Deposit hits:1
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Family and friends catting in front of the house of L. Wolring, the head of ACI

Recorded on: 2016-09-06




Children playing wih their mother at their home in Vomku village

Recorded on: 2016-10-15






Clearing bush and weeds in the village, community work

Recorded on: 2016-10-15




Clearing bush and weeds in the village, community work

Recorded on: 2016-10-15




Consent of the people recorded doing community work

Recorded on: 2016-10-15




Consent of a woman recorded doing community work

Recorded on: 2016-10-15

Keywords: SK Sumnu - Jamhring



Men take rest from the community work of clearing bush and vegetation

Recorded on: 2016-10-15