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Title:Past and Present
Past_and_Present
Documentation of the Southern Tujia Language of China
Contributor (consultant):Xiang Qingchun
Xiang Zixing
Contributor (researcher):Shixuan Xu
Coverage:China
Date:2006-03
Description:Summary: This dialogue recalls the hardship of past life in the countryside. Before enhanced rice planting techniques, the kind of rice that was grown grew very tall, but yielded few rice grains. When the fertilization of the field was inadequate, the yield was seriously affected and because natural conditions on the hills were poor, people often suffered from starvation when harvests were bad. They would grind the root of Kudzu vines to make the Kudzu cake baba during such difficult times. After the introduction of the rice hybrids, the situation improved: people nowadays need to do less farm work but harvests are more plentiful. Their lives have been improved tremendously and they do not have to go hungry any more.
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:application/pdf
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927891
MDP0095
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI927891%23
Publisher:Shixuan Xu
Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Subject:Dialogue
Southern Tujia language
Tujia, Southern
Achang language
Subject (ISO639):tjs
acn

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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI927891
DateStamp:  2016-09-30
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Citation: Xiang Qingchun (consultant); Xiang Zixing (consultant); Shixuan Xu (researcher). 2006-03. Shixuan Xu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_acn iso639_tjs

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Country: China
Area: Asia


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