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Gary Holton
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500)

FN-50006-06
Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships
Research Programs

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Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2006 – 7/31/2007

Documentation of Western Pantar (an endangered language of Pantar Island, Indonesia)

During this fellowship, the Principal Investigator will carry out latter stages of linguistic documentation for Western Pantar, an endangered Papuan language spoken on Pantar Island, Indonesia. Materials to be produced include: a short lexicon; a reference grammar; aligned texts and audio; and a media corpus. The reference grammar will be written in a clear and accessible style, avoiding theory-internal explanations of grammatical phenomena. The use of aligned text and audio and the publication of a media corpus will ensure that future researchers have maximal access to original field data. All field data will be archived digitally at the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures, following best practice recommendations of the Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data project. The Pantar region remains one of the least documented linguistic areas in Indonesia, and almost no documentary information is available for Western Pantar and many of the other non-Austronesian languages of Pantar. (Edited by staff)