|QUSF2018_04_21S1 La Chimba
|Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
|The couple in this recording are octogenarians from the community of La Chimba where their generation is the last to actively use Quichua, despite the important history in the struggle for education in the community, linked to the life of the famous leader Tránsito Amaguaña. The narrative describes a time when it was prohibited for indigenous people to receive formal education. Variants toponyms like “Yaku Chimba” can be heard.
|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.
|Universidad San Francisco de Quito
|Calderón Highland Quichua language
|Quichua, Calderón Highland
|Imbabura Highland Quichua language
|Quichua, Imbabura Highland
|Chimborazo Highland Quichua language
|Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
|Endangered Languages Archive
|OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
|Pre-generated XML file
|OAI-PMH request for simple DC format
|Simeon (researcher). 2018-04-21. Simeon Floyd.
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