OLAC Record
oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282481

Metadata
Title:QUSF2018_03_11S1
Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
Contributor (researcher):Simeon
Coverage:Ecuador
Date:2018-03-11
Description:In the community of La Toglla the Quichua language has almost entirely fallen out of usage. Older community members are able to remember words and short phrases. Working with a woman in her 80s and some younger family members, Floyd guides some reflections leading to the recall of some memories of speech forms. This makes it possible to appreciate some unique local pronunciations, for example: “azhimi gingi” (you are good). This area is inside the isogloss where aspirated /kh/ and /qh/ maintain the aspirated /kh/, and not the northern /j/ fricative. Towards the end of the recording it was possible to remember some larger phrases including greetings and similar, and vocabulary like body parts.
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
text/x-pfsx+xml
text/x-eaf+xml
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282481
MDP0374_Floyd
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1282481%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

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
GetRecord:  Pre-generated XML file

OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282481
DateStamp:  2019-05-24
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: Simeon (researcher). 2018-03-11. Simeon Floyd.
Terms: area_Americas country_EC iso639_qud iso639_qug iso639_qvi

Inferred Metadata

Country: Ecuador
Area: Americas


http://www.language-archives.org/item.php/oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1282481
Up-to-date as of: Thu Aug 15 15:59:25 EDT 2019