Documentation of Sri Lanka Portuguese


Documentation of Sri Lanka Portuguese

Depositor: Hugo Cardoso
Location: Sri Lanka
Deposit Id: 0449
Grant id: MDP0357
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit

Sri Lanka Portuguese (also known as Sri Lanka Creole Portuguese or Burgher Portuguese) is a Portuguese-lexified creole language spoken by the Portuguese Burgher community of Eastern Sri Lanka and historically also by the Kaffir and the Dutch Burgher communities. The formation of the creole is connected with Portuguese colonial domination of large tracts of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) between the early 16th and the mid-17th century. Among other characteristics, the Portuguese Burgher and Kaffir communities are noted for their particular genres of music and dance. This collection focuses on the linguistic production of speakers from Eastern Sri Lanka in different communicative contexts and also documents the community’s musical practices.

The data will be collected by a team led by Hugo C. Cardoso. Earlier, in 2015, the principal investigator conducted a preliminary documentation project in Trincomalee and Batticaloa, the product of which forms a section of the collection and will be complemented with further recordings made in subsequent periods of fieldwork.

The photo accompanying this description was taken by Hugo C. Cardoso and represents the fort that guards the Batticaloa Lagoon, a symbol of the history underlying the formation and establishment of this creole language in Sri Lanka.



Group represented
Portuguese Burghers of Batticaloa and Trincomalee.

Special characteristics
Special characteristics Forthcoming

Deposit history
One set of audio data in this collection is derived from the Principal Investigator's pilot field trip in January and February 2015. Further sessions will be described as they become available.

Other information
Adequate informed consent was collected from the speakers represented in the collection.

Acknowledgement and citation

Users of any part of the collection should acknowledge Hugo C. Cardoso as the principal investigator, and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme at SOAS as well as the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia as funders of the documentation. Individual speakers whose words and/or images are used as well as anyone else involved in collecting, transcribing or translate the data should be acknowledged by name whenever this information is given in the associated metadata.

Please cite the corpus with the following information:

Cardoso, Hugo C. 2017. Documentation of Sri Lanka Portuguese. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://wurin.lis.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI1035102. Accessed on [insert date here].



Status

In process
Resources being prepared or online and partially searchable

Depositor

Hugo Cardoso
Affiliation:

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 November 17 to 2018 November 17
Deposit hits:2
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Private dance performance by one of the Batticaloa Burgher music and dance groups, including the full kafriinha suite and a lancers.

Recorded on: 2017-10-15




Private performance of Burgher music and songs by one of the music groups of Batticaloa. Here, the musicians demonstrate and explain the sequence of pieces typically played during a traditional Burgher wedding.

Recorded on: 2017-04-12




Private performance of Burgher music and songs by one of the music groups of Batticaloa. Here, the musicians perform a number of Burgher songs and explain their lyrics.

Recorded on: 2017-04-12




Private performance of the song "Jingali Nóóna" by one of the Batticaloa Burgher music groups.

Recorded on: 2017-10-15




Private performance of the song "Montááyantu loteem ooru" by Rachel Outschoorn (singer) and Newton Sellar (violinist).

Recorded on: 2017-10-15




Private performance of the song "Paváám koraváádu" by Rachel Outschoorn (singer) and Newton Sellar (violinist).

Recorded on: 2017-10-15




Private performance of the song "Tééra, isti tééra" by one of the Batticaloa Burgher music groups.

Recorded on: 2017-10-15




Private performance of the song "Vii minha ámoor pabayláá" by one of the Batticaloa Burgher music groups.

Recorded on: 2017-10-15




An interview with Bernard Ragel, a carpenter, about his family and profession, and about the workshop in which he works.

Recorded on: 2017-03-16




Consent forms collected for all interviewees in the various recording sessions.

Recorded on: Unspecified