Documentation of Kim and Bom Languages of Sierre Leone (DKB)


Documentation of Kim and Bom Languages of Sierre Leone (DKB)

Language: Kim (ISO639-3:kia), Bom (ISO639-3:bmf)
Depositor: Tucker Childs
Location: Sierra Leone
Deposit Id: 0152
ELDP Id: MDP0167
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
This project documents two dying languages spoken in the coastal tidelands of south-eastern Sierra Leone. Only a few score speakers use Kim while even fewer know Bom; all are bilingual in Mende. The languages survive due to the remaining speakers' isolation in tiny fishing villages along a remote tidal estuary. Documentation of the language and culture is achieved by means of multiple media, performed collaboratively with Kim and Bom people themselves. In addition, Western graduate students, as well as students and lecturers from the national university are trained and actively participate in the project. All materials will be digitised and archived both locally and internationally. These products will form virtually the only documentation of the people and their language and could also provide the basis for any revitalisation efforts.

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Tucker Childs
Affiliation: Portland State University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 July 22 to 2018 July 22
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