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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282462

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Title:QUSF2018_10_10S3 Chilla Grande
QUSF2018_10_10S3
Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
Contributor (interviewer):Jorge
Contributor (researcher):Simeon
Coverage:Ecuador
Date:2018-10-10
Description:This conversation in Chilla Grande begins with a discussion of the name of the town and other towns in the region, the different animals and crops that people keep. They describe the process for making traditional corn chicha which they call “asuwa”. They describe the San Juan fiesta that is no longer celebrated due to conversations to evangelical Protestantism (“criikkuna” from the Spanish “believers”). Topics of discussion include traditional clothes and building styles, mentioning a material like “khiwi”, as well as “sigsig” and “chawar”. Later in the recording Floyd leaves the frame and Jorge continues the conversation. He and the women realize that they know many people in common.
Ecuadorian Highland Quichua is a distinct Quechuan language unique to the Ecuadorian Andes, unintelligible with any other language in the Quechuan family. It is currently undergoing rapid shift to Spanish in all regions where it is spoken, but the most extreme language shift is found in Province of Pichincha where in most indigenous communities the only speakers are of advanced age. This project continues an ongoing effort to document Ecuadorian Highland Quichua across multiple provinces. This phase of the project focuses on areas of high language endangerment in Pichincha Province and bordering areas of neighboring provinces. Participants from multiple communities collaborate in filming conversations and activities including spoken Quichua in order to create a register of linguistic diversity across different dialects and micro-varieties. The recordings are then transcribed and translated to Spanish by a team of native speaker researchers.
Sessions include conversation and activities, semi-structured in collaboration with participants.
Format:video/mp4
audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282462
MDP0374_Floyd
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1282462%23
Publisher:Simeon Floyd
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Subject:Discourse
Calderón Highland Quichua language
Quichua, Calderón Highland
Imbabura Highland Quichua language
Quichua, Imbabura Highland
Chimborazo Highland Quichua language
Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
Subject (ISO639):qud
qvi
qug
Type:Video
Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282462
DateStamp:  2019-08-08
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Search Info

Citation: Simeon (researcher); Jorge (interviewer). 2018-10-10. Simeon Floyd.
Terms: area_Americas country_EC iso639_qud iso639_qug iso639_qvi

Inferred Metadata

Country: Ecuador
Area: Americas


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