AILLA is pleased to announce a large addition of new material into the Emberá Collection of Stephanie Kane. AILLA has digitized over 22 hours’ worth audio cassettes and open-reel tapes that Kane recorded between 1983 and 1985 among the Emberá (Chocó; ISO 639-3: emp) of Panamá. The recordings cover personal and community histories in addition to myths, traditional songs and cumbia music. Kane also recorded a few narratives in the related Catío (ISO 639-3: cto) and Wounmeu (ISO 639-3: noa) languages.
News and Announcements
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AILLA is pleased to announce the completion of one of its new collections, the Survey of Zapotec and Chatino Languages Collection by Mark Sicoli and Terrence Kaufman. This massive collection of lexical elicitations is broadest ever to have been undertaken for the languages of the Zapotecan branch of Otomanguean, and includes nearly 80 hours of audio recordings and 1400 pages of digital files representing the elicitation of some 1300 lexical items from 84 varieties of Zapotec and 18 varieties of Chatino.
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AILLA is pleased to announce the completion of one of its new collections, the Sochiápam Chinantec Whistled Speech Collection of Mark Sicoli. This collection, which contains over three hours of audio and high-quality video detailing how the Chinantec speakers of Santiago Sochiápam in Mexico’s Oaxaca state can whistle their language to communicate across distances that would be difficult to traverse or yell across.