Dâw Language Collection

La Colección del Idioma Dâw

Object Details

Collection LanguageDâw
Language PIDailla:254700
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleDâw Language Collection
United States
Collector(s)Epps, Patience
Obert, Karolin
Storto, Luciana
Ananthanarayan, Sunkulp
Costa, Jéssica
Andrade, Wallace
Assis, Clariana
Souza Sanches, Mateus
de Souza Castro, Maria Auxiliadora
Fernandes Marques, Valteir
Araújo da Silva, Rosane
Morães de Souza, Pedro
Barroso, Tatiane
Depositor(s)Epps, Patience
Obert, Karolin
Storto, Luciana
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe materials in this collection were recorded in the Dâw community of Waruá, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, between 2013 and 2017. The research team was led by Dr. Patience Epps of the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Luciana Storto of the Universidade de São Paulo. Further materials were collected in 2016-2018 by Karolin Obert. The collection is focused on natural discourse, primarily personal narratives and traditional stories, but also includes elicitation files, lexical data, photos, secondary products, and other materials. With approximately 125 speakers, Dâw is highly endangered; however, it is currently in general use by all age groups and in most community domains, so this material contains a robust record of the language in use.

The documentation was funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (SG0208, 2013-2014), a collaborative research grant between the University of Texas at Austin and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP, 2015-2017), the Universidade de São Paulo, and from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin from funds granted to the Institute by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Karolin Obert's work was also funded by a the Firebird Foundation and by the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro.

Materials from 2013-2014 are also available in the Endangered Languages Archive. Full metadata will be available in AILLA soon, pending administrative tasks.