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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927881

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Title:Happy Days
Happy_Days
Documentation of the Southern Tujia Language of China
Contributor (consultant):Xiang Qingchun
Xiang Zixing
Contributor (researcher):Shixuan Xu
Coverage:China
Date:2006-04
Description:The dialogue narrates the development and changes of the peasants’ life in the countryside since the 1950s. Land Reform delivered farmland to every household. After that, farmers organized collaborative groups. They organized the groups freely by themselves and helped each other. When practicing collectivization and communization, the peasants returned their fields and land to public ownership. Nowadays, great changes have taken place in their life. Villagers no long work till midnight, nor do they weave cloth till the next day. The level of material life has been raised dramatically. Every household has abundant food and colorful clothes. Life is getting better and better.
Summary of deposit Southern Tujia (土家. ISO-639: tjs) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a small number of villages in the mountainous Wuling Range of the western Hunan and Hubei provinces of central south China.There are around 6 million Tujia people, however only a small number of these speak the Southern Tujia variant. The Northern variant (ISO-639: tji) is more widely spoken. This collection will contain data on language structure, phonological, lexical, and grammatical features. There will also be audio recordings of natural speech and folk literature. The aim is for this collection to contain the maximum amount of information about the language and about traditional culture expressed through the language, and to document other aspects of the language for which inadequate information exists. As part of the collection there will also be a reference grammar, a Tujia-Chinese-English dictionary, and corpora of traditional oral literature, which will be useful for both linguists and the speaker community, will be produced. Chinese will be used as the explanatory language in the grammars, and as the translation language for texts. Group represented Tujia (Bizika) people, China. Language information Southern Tujia (土家) is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the mountainous areas of central south China, and has no literary tradition or adequate documentation. It currently is in the final phase of an apparently inexorable decline: the number of native speakers is less than 1000, and almost every remaining speaker is bilingual in Tujia and Chinese.
The languages for this actor are listed as: Semi-Chinese and Semi-Miao
ELDP grantee who deposited the project material
Format:audio/x-wav
application/pdf
text/x-trs
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927881
MDP0095
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927881%23
Publisher:Shixuan Xu
Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Subject:Narrative
Southern Tujia language
Tujia, Southern
Achang language
Subject (ISO639):tjs
acn
Type:Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927881
DateStamp:  2018-04-14
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Citation: Xiang Qingchun (consultant); Xiang Zixing (consultant); Shixuan Xu (researcher). 2006-04. Shixuan Xu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_acn iso639_tjs

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Country: China
Area: Asia


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