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PD-260978-18
Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwest South America
Patience Epps, University of Texas, Austin

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Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection from a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection from a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador
Author: Eva Krener
Author: Niels Fock
Abstract: The photographs in this collection are the result of research on adaptation to the physical and political environment of the indigenous Cañarí of Juncal, Ecuador, as well as their concept of the world. Anthropologists Niels Fock and Eva Krener did this research from September 1973 to August 1974, and from August 1977 to January 1978. Their work was made possible with the financial support of the Government Council of Humanist Studies and the University of Copenhagen. A representative sample of the material culture of the indigenous Cañarís, such as traditional costumes and utility items, has been deposited with the Ethnographic Collection of the National Museum of Denmark. In 1954 Niels Fock conducted an anthropological study on the indigenous Waiwai in British Guiana and in 1958 and 1961 on the indigenous Mataco in Argentina.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A258879
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: Metadata are open access; media files are free to access after user creates an AILLA account and logs in.

Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection of a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador (Catalog)
Title: Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection of a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador
Author: Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: This catalog is a Finding Aid or guide to the Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection of a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador contained in the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:263281
Primary URL Description: This URL is the metadata record for the finding aid for the Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection of a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador.
Catalog Type: Other
Publisher: The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Cañar Peace Corps Collection (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Cañar Peace Corps Collection
Author: Jeffrey Ashe
Author: Preston Wilson
Author: George Mowry
Author: Michael Impastato
Author: Susan Klein
Author: Thomas Catchpole
Author: Henry Wetsman
Author: Alan Adams
Abstract: This collection contains over 400 photographs and a few documents produced by US Peace Corps Volunteers in Cañar Ecuador in the 1960s and 1970s. See Canar_Peace_Corps-Finding_Aid-eng.pdf for a list of all files in this collection with English descriptions. See Canar_Peace_Corps-Finding_Aid-spa.pdf for a list of all files in this collection with Spanish descriptions.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A259831
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: Metadata are open access; media files are free to access after user creates an AILLA account and logs in.

Cañar Peace Corps Collection Finding Aid (Catalog)
Title: Cañar Peace Corps Collection Finding Aid
Author: Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: Finding aid for the Cañar Peace Corps Collection in AILLA.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:260402
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the landing page for the finding aid for the Cañar Peace Corps Collection in AILLA.
Catalog Type: Other
Publisher: The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright. (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright.
Author: Robin Wright (Depositor/researcher)
Abstract: This is a multimedia collection focusing on the Baniwa people of the Northwest Amazon, and in particular on shamanic practices, ceremony, mythology, prophet movements, traditional knowledge about illnesses and healing, and the history and ethnography of the Baniwa people. Most of the materials in this collection was collected or created by Robin M. Wright during trips to Baniwa communities of the Aiary and Içana rivers of the Upper Rio Negro region of the Brazilian Amazon, and visits to museums and archives. During his career as an academic researcher in Brazil and the United States, Wright has focused on the history of the Baniwa people and their religious practices, including the effects of prophet movements and evangelization within the region, publishing several books on these subjects.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:263497
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in. A small portion of these media files are restricted; interested users may contact the listed contact person directly to gain access.

Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright Finding Aid (Catalog)
Title: Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright Finding Aid
Author: Robin Wright
Author: John Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: English language finding aid for the Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright archived in the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:274686
Primary URL Description: The URL leads to a metadata record for the PDF file. The metadata are open access. The file is free to access (view or download) after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in.
Publisher: AILLA

Guia para a Coleção Baniwa dos rios Aiary e Içana de Robin M. Wright (Catalog)
Title: Guia para a Coleção Baniwa dos rios Aiary e Içana de Robin M. Wright
Author: Robin Wright
Author: John Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: Portuguese language finding aid for the Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright in AILLA.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:274687
Primary URL Description: The URL leads to a metadata record for the PDF file. The metadata are open access. The file is free to access (view or download) after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in.
Publisher: AILLA

Guía de la Colección del Baniwa del Ayarí e Isana de Robin M. Wright (Catalog)
Title: Guía de la Colección del Baniwa del Ayarí e Isana de Robin M. Wright
Author: John Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: Spanish language finding aid for the Baniwa of the Aiary and Içana Collection of Robin Wright in AILLA.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:274688
Primary URL Description: The URL leads to a metadata record for the PDF file. The metadata are open access. The file is free to access (view or download) after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in.
Publisher: AILLA

Hup Collection of Renato Athias (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Hup Collection of Renato Athias
Author: Renato Athias (Depositor/collector)
Abstract: This collection includes materials pertaining to Renato Athias's fieldwork and research on the Hupd'äh people of the Upper Rio Negro region and other peoples of the region. Most of these materials were created by Athias during visits to Hupd'äh communities between 1974 and 1985. Other materials were created by Athias in collaboration with others in the 1990s through the 2010s, and a very small amount of materials were created by others and given to Athias.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A275387
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in. A small portion of these media files are restricted; interested users may contact the listed contact person directly to gain access.

Tucanoan Languages Collection of Elsa Gómez-Imbert (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Tucanoan Languages Collection of Elsa Gómez-Imbert
Author: Elsa Gómez-Imbert (Depositor/collector)
Abstract: This collection contains materials pertaining to Elsa Gómez-Imbert's fieldwork and research on the Tucanoan languages of Colombia, chief among them Barasana and Tatuyo, and to a lesser extent other Indigenous languages of Colombia. Most of these materials were created by Gómez-Imbert during visits to Tucanoan communities along Caño Colorado in Colombia's Amazonas state between 1976 and 1994. Other materials were created by participants in a linguistics workshop held in Mitú, Colombia between 1988 and 1990. A very small amount of materials were created by others and given to Gómez-Imbert.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A274743
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in. A small portion of these media files are restricted; interested users may contact the listed contact person directly to gain access.

Hup Collection of Howard Reid (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Hup Collection of Howard Reid
Author: Howard Reid (Depositor/collector)
Abstract: This collection contains materials collected by Howard Reid in the course of his fieldwork among the Hupd'äh people in the Upper Rio Negro region of Brazil's northwestern Amazonas state between 1973-1976, as well as his travels through other regions of Colombia and Venezuela in the 1990s. Also included are materials about the Hupd'äh and neighboring peoples that Reid wrote while in the United Kingdom after his fieldwork, a series of maps based on information from Reid's research. The materials include scanned images of ethnographic and transcription notebooks, field diaries and journals, documents from FUNAI, maps, and color slides. There are also a small number of digitized audio cassettes which contain Hup tales whose transcriptions appear in the scanned notebooks and/or Reid's Ph.D. thesis.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A273722
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in. A small portion of these media files are restricted; interested users may contact the listed contact person directly to gain access.

Cañar Collection of Judy Blankenship (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Cañar Collection of Judy Blankenship
Author: Judy Blankenship
Abstract: Judy Blankenship is a documentary photographer and writer who has lived and worked in Cañar, Ecuador for varying lengths of time since 1991. With a Cañari colleague she has created Archivo Cultural de los Cañaris, a local archive of photographs, recordings, videos, and documents that relate to the history of the region since the 1960s. For this and for AILLA, she facilitated the collections of ex-Peace Corps volunteers in Cañar (1966-1968), as well as those of two Danish anthropologists, Eva Krener and Niels Fock (1973-77). Her collection at AILLA includes scanned images from her early work (1992-2005) and born-digital from 2005-2022, as well as audio and video recordings. Her physical collection will eventually be a part of the Benson Latin American Collection.The collection provides a record of the Cañari culture and people of Ecuador through video and photographs of public ceremonies and events, daily life and culture, as well as posed portraits of Cañaris. The videos and digital photographs in this collection have been arranged into folders according to the cultural themes they depict. Other folders in this collection are organized according to their original format: audio cassettes, minidisc recordings, and various photographic formats. One folder contains recordings forming an oral history of the agrarian reform movement in Cañar in the 1960s.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:276556
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection of digitized photographs, documents, and recordings.
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in.

The Peoples of the Pirá-Paraná Collection of Stephen Hugh-Jones and Christine Hugh-Jones2021 (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: The Peoples of the Pirá-Paraná Collection of Stephen Hugh-Jones and Christine Hugh-Jones2021
Author: Christine Hugh-Jones
Author: Stephen Hugh-Jones
Abstract: This archival collection contains textual material, audio recordings, photographs, maps, charts, and artwork relating to the languages, culture, society and history of the Tukanoan-speaking Barasana, Bará, Eduria, Itana, Karapana, Makuna and Tatuyo peoples living in and around the basin of the Río Pirá Paraná in the Departamento del Vaupés in Southeastern Colombia. The archival collection is the outcome of the Hugh-Jones’ repeated visits to the Pirá Paraná region from 1968 to 2017 for anthropological and linguistic research, for work relating to culturally-appropriate education in collaboration with the Asociación de Capitanes y Autoridades Tradicionales Indígenas del Río Pirá Paraná (ACAIPI) and for film-making in collaboration with Brian Moser, Howard Reid and Wade Davis.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:276711
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the collection description page or landing page for this collection. From this page, the user can navigate to various folders containing media files from the collection.
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in. A small portion of these media files are restricted; interested users may contact the listed contact person directly to gain access.

Cañari Music and Culture Collection of Allison Adrian (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Cañari Music and Culture Collection of Allison Adrian
Author: Allison Adrian
Abstract: This multimedia collection focuses on Cañari music in the highlands of southern Ecuador. Its primary contents are audio and video recordings of Cañari celebrations featuring music collected in 2016 by ethnomusicologist Allison Adrian. Central themes include music, ethnography, gender, religion, mythology, and history. Recordings were made in the following locations: Cañar, Sisid, Juncal, Zhud, and Gun Grande. The materials consist of approximately 81 hours of audio and video recordings in WAV and MP4 formats.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:263494
Access Model: All metadata are open-access; media files are free to access after the user creates an AILLA account and logs in.

Guía para la Colección de Niels Fock & Eva Krener de una comuna Cañari, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador (Catalog)
Title: Guía para la Colección de Niels Fock & Eva Krener de una comuna Cañari, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador
Author: Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: This is a Spanish language finding aid for the collection "Colección de Niels Fock & Eva Krener de una comuna Cañari, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador"
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/es/islandora/object/ailla:263282
Primary URL Description: This URL leads directly to the finding aid.
Catalog Type: Other
Publisher: Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Diversifying multilingualism: Languages and lects in Amazonia (Article)
Title: Diversifying multilingualism: Languages and lects in Amazonia
Author: Patience Epps
Abstract: This paper argues for an ethnographically grounded approach to the study of linguistic diversity and multilingualism, taking local ideologies as a starting point for understanding how language varieties emerge and are maintained. It encourages a broad view of multilingualism that includes registers, lects, and other ways in which linguistic and social difference may be aligned and negotiated.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/13670069211023131
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Publisher: International Journal of Bilingualism

Amazonian linguistic diversity and its sociocultural correlates (Book Section)
Title: Amazonian linguistic diversity and its sociocultural correlates
Author: Patience Epps
Editor: Pieter Muysken
Editor: Mily Crevels
Abstract: Lowland South America’s striking linguistic diversity presents a major puzzle to scholars of language and human prehistory. This chapter proposes that sociocultural practices provide important clues to a solution, and that linguistic differentiation across Amazonian groups is not so much a factor of isolation, but rather of interaction. Evidence includes the recurrence of regional ‘systems’ across the Amazon basin, characterized by similarly essentializing views linking language and identity, and accompanied by restrained lexical borrowing and code-switching on the one hand, but convergence in grammar and discourse on the other. These phenomena may be grounded in the widespread view that social identity depends on the active maintenance of contrasts, including those relating to language.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198723813.001.0001/oso-9780198723813-chapter-16
Primary URL Description: This URL leads directly to the book chapter
Secondary URL: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198723813.001.0001/oso-9780198723813
Secondary URL Description: This URL leads to the book
Access Model: subscription
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Title: Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact
ISBN: 9780198723813

Morphological complexity, autonomy, and areality in western Amazonia (Book Section)
Title: Morphological complexity, autonomy, and areality in western Amazonia
Author: Patience Epps
Author: Adam J. R. Tallman
Editor: Francesco Gardani
Editor: Peter Arkadiev
Abstract: This chapter investigates the relationship between morphological complexity and language contact and change across western Amazonia. We explore morphological proliferation in particular domains (nominal classification, tense, evidentiality, and valence-adjusting), and follow this with a more systematic exploration of morphological complexity in relation to wordhood status across a sample of eleven Amazonian languages. We argue that a large percentage of bound morphemes in these languages display ambiguity between morphotactic versus syntactic analyses, suggesting that morphological autonomy is best characterized as a matter of degree, and that different degrees of autonomy may apply on a regional scale. Since many accounts of word-internal morphological complexity implicitly rely on notions of autonomy, Amazonian languages invite a revision of our current conception of this domain.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198861287.001.0001/oso-9780198861287-chapter-9
Primary URL Description: This URL leads directly to the chapter
Secondary URL: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198861287.001.0001/oso-9780198861287
Secondary URL Description: This URL leads to the book
Access Model: subscription
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Title: The Complexities of Morphology
ISBN: 9780198861287

What viewing language as a substance might tell us about Vaupés multilingualism (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: What viewing language as a substance might tell us about Vaupés multilingualism
Author: Stephen Hugh-Jones
Abstract: Our understanding of Vaupés multilingualism is sometimes clouded by reliance on outdated kinship theory in which pre-existing descent groups ‘own’ reified ‘languages’ that serve as ‘emblems' or ‘badges’ to which people owe ‘loyalty’. An alternative is to view language as a kind of substance that is constitutive of the individuals and groups involved. But what kind of substance? To answer this question requires shifting attention from a diversity of languages to a diversity of -lects, including shamanic spells and flute music. This opens the way to examining the relation between speech, breath, semen and soul, and to viewing language, music and tobacco smoke as devices that give added substance to breath. In the Vaupés context, in its role as a substance constitutive of persons, language is something that is smeared on the body, trapped in the ears and eaten through the mouth.
Date: 06/25/2021
Primary URL: https://www.salsa-tipiti.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SALSA-2021-Conference-Schedule.pdf
Primary URL Description: This is the link to the conference schedule, last accessed on 09/24/2021.
Secondary URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y7BjJP7jAQ89LCjmG0YGKLx30hkYXzj50aJY1BvppCI/edit
Secondary URL Description: This is the link to the panel schedule
Conference Name: SALSA XIII Biennial Conference: Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

We cannot marry because we speak the same language: the Amazonian version of Romeo and Juliet (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: We cannot marry because we speak the same language: the Amazonian version of Romeo and Juliet
Author: Elsa Gómez-Imbert
Abstract: Since the 1970s, the Eastern Tukanoan groups living in Colombia and Brazil have been known for generalized multilingualism resulting from their practice of linguistic exogamy (Sorensen 1967; Jackson 1972, 1974, 1983; Hugh-Jones 1979). These groups are patrilineal, patrilocal and, we could say, ‘patrilingual’. In a nuclear family, husband and wife must belong to different patrilineal groups and, therefore, express their affiliation through the exclusive use of their father’s language, in spite of the fact that children spend their childhood with women and learn their mother’s language first. Several issues concerning the languages involved will be examined. The belief that the father’s language is the expression of an individual’s essence, reflected in the use of the verb ‘speak’ to refer to the father’s language but ‘imitate’ for the other languages, including the mother’s - as do the most traditional groups (Pira-parana river, Colombia). Intensive language contact between groups involved in preferential alliance relationships favors linguistic variation and linguistic acculturation - as in the Barasana and Edúuria case, with ‘languages’ sharing the same grammar, differing mainly by their tonal system (Gomez-Imbert 1999). Or an extreme situation, observed in Brazil, where the father’s identity language is abandoned in favor of the Tukano language. The marriage of lovers sharing patrilinearity and ‘patrilinguality’ is forbidden, incestuous. But the issue is not as dramatic as in Shakespeare’s drama: the couple chooses exile.
Date: 06/25/2021
Primary URL: https://www.salsa-tipiti.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SALSA-2021-Conference-Schedule.pdf
Primary URL Description: This is the link to the conference schedule, last accessed on 09/24/2021.
Secondary URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y7BjJP7jAQ89LCjmG0YGKLx30hkYXzj50aJY1BvppCI/edit
Secondary URL Description: This is the link to the panel schedule, last accessed on 09/24/2021.
Conference Name: SALSA XIII Biennial Conference: Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

The notion of “masaãi” in the narratives of creation Hupd’äh (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The notion of “masaãi” in the narratives of creation Hupd’äh
Author: Athias Renato
Abstract: Traditionally, the Hupd'äh people of the Nadahup linguistic family, from the interfluvial region of the Papuri and Tiquié River, from the Uaupés river basin, even though their traditional territories are well demarcated, are closely related to their neighbors, people from the Tukano linguistic family, of the Northwest Amazon with which maintain a secular and a very specific model of exchanges, within a multilingual context that is very characteristic throughout this wide region. This presentation seeks to discourse ethnographic and sociolinguistic elements to broaden the debate on loans and the use of words that exactly reflect this peculiar model of exchanges, a characteristic that identifies them as peoples, at the same time distinct and similar, when seeking to understand more the linguistic and semantic ethnological context of words that are widely used in the Hupd'äh language. This presentation explores the notion of "Masaãi", from two narratives of the creation of two hupd'äh clans, the possibilities of understanding social and linguistic relations in this peculiar ethnographic context.
Date: 06/25/2021
Primary URL: https://www.salsa-tipiti.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SALSA-2021-Conference-Schedule.pdf
Primary URL Description: This is the link to the conference schedule, last accessed on 09/24/2021.
Secondary URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y7BjJP7jAQ89LCjmG0YGKLx30hkYXzj50aJY1BvppCI/edit
Secondary URL Description: This is the link to the panel schedule, last accessed on 09/24/2021.
Conference Name: SALSA XIII Biennial Conference: Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

Creación de un archivo audiovisual en Cañar, Ecuador (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Creación de un archivo audiovisual en Cañar, Ecuador
Author: Allison Adrian
Author: Judy Blankenship
Abstract: La creación de un archivo comunitario es un esfuerzo colectivo que involucra a una variedad de personas e instituciones, desde los creadores de los materiales (fotógrafos, académicos, documentalistas, periodistas, músicos) hasta los expertos técnicos que configuran los materiales dentro del archivo y crean avenidas para acceso. La fotógrafa y autora Judy Blankenship, que vive en Cañar Ecuador desde 1992, ha contribuido con materiales y creado colaboraciones con muchas personas, incluida la etnomusicóloga Allison Adrian, quien trabajó en 2016 entrevistando a músicos Cañaris y creando documentales cortos sobre la música y la cultura Cañari. En el siguiente artículo, describen sus roles y relaciones laborales con la comunidad Cañari, discuten el propósito de las colecciones de archivo y describen elementos de la música y la cultura Cañari. Sus materiales se pueden encontrar en archivos alojados en el Instituto Quilloac en Cañar, Ecuador y en línea a través de AILLA, el Archivo de Lenguas Indígenas de América Latina de la Universidad de Texas en Austin.
Date: 10/27/2021
Primary URL: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=932003721063668
Primary URL Description: Conference recording from the Facebook live feed
Secondary URL: https://unae.edu.ec/evento/i-congreso-internacional-en-pedagogias-de-las-artes-y-humanidades/
Secondary URL Description: Conference webpage
Conference Name: Primer Congreso Internacional en Pedagogías de las Artes y las Humanidades

Guide to the Hup Collection of Howard Reid (Catalog)
Title: Guide to the Hup Collection of Howard Reid
Author: Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: A detailed description in English of the Hup Collection of Howard Reid with a comprehensive list of the holdings in AILLA.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:282998
Primary URL Description: Link to this catalog in AILLA.
Catalog Type: Exhibition Catalog
Publisher: Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Guía para la Colección Hup de Howard Reid (Catalog)
Title: Guía para la Colección Hup de Howard Reid
Author: Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: A detailed description in Spanish of the Hup Collection of Howard Reid with a comprehensive list of the holdings in AILLA.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:282999
Primary URL Description: Link to the catalog in AILLA.
Catalog Type: Exhibition Catalog
Publisher: Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Creación de un archivo audiovisual en Cañar, Ecuador, (Article)
Title: Creación de un archivo audiovisual en Cañar, Ecuador,
Author: Allison Adrian
Author: Judy Blankenship
Abstract: La creación de un archivo comunitario es un esfuerzo colectivo que involucra a una variedad de personas e instituciones, desde los creadores de los materiales (fotógrafos, académicos, documentalistas, periodistas, músicos) hasta los expertos técnicos que configuran los materiales dentro del archivo y crean avenidas para acceso. La fotógrafa y autora Judy Blankenship, que vive en Cañar Ecuador desde 1992, ha contribuido con materiales y creado colaboraciones con muchas personas, incluida la etnomusicóloga Allison Adrian, quien trabajó en 2016 entrevistando a músicos Cañaris y creando documentales cortos sobre la música y la cultura Cañari. En el siguiente artículo, describen sus roles y relaciones laborales con la comunidad Cañari, discuten el propósito de las colecciones de archivo y describen elementos de la música y la cultura Cañari. Sus materiales se pueden encontrar en archivos alojados en el Instituto Quilloac en Cañar, Ecuador y en línea a través de AILLA, el Archivo de Lenguas Indígenas de América Latina de la Universidad de Texas en Austin.
Year: 2022
Access Model: Limited edition print
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Memoriada del Primer Congreso Internacional en Pedagogías de las Artes y las Humanidades
Publisher: Editorial UNAE (Universidad Nacional de Educación, Ecuador)

Creating an audiovisual archive in Cañar, Ecuador (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Creating an audiovisual archive in Cañar, Ecuador
Author: Allison Adrian
Author: Judy Blankenship
Abstract: The creation of a community archive is a collective effort involving a variety of people and institutions, from the creators of the materials (photographers, scholars, documentarians, journalists, musicians) to the technical experts who configure the materials within the archive and create avenues for access. Photographer and author Judy Blankenship, having lived in Cañar, Ecuador since 1992, has contributed materials and created collaborations with many individuals, including ethnomusicologist Allison Adrian who worked in 2016 interviewing Cañari musicians and creating short documentary films about Cañari music and culture. In the following article, they describe their roles and working relationships with the Cañari community, discuss the purpose of archival collections, and describe elements of Cañari music and culture. Their materials can be found at archives housed at Instituto Quilloac in Cañar, Ecuador and online through AILLA, the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas in Austin.
Date: 11/12/2021
Conference Name: Colloquium on Documentary Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, UT-Austin

Archivos Comunitarios (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Archivos Comunitarios
Author: Antonio Guamán
Author: Judy Blankenship
Abstract: Hay muy pocos archivos indígenas en Ecuador que representen la historia y el patrimonio de un grupo en particular. El Archivo de los Cañaris es un proyecto de base creado para atender a los estudiantes y docentes de la institución educativa donde se ubica y las comunidades indígenas que lo rodean. Los co-creadores Judy Blankenship y Antonio Guamán cuentan la historia de cómo construyeron y mantienen el archivo.
Date: 12/16/2021
Primary URL: https://www.facebook.com/ArchivoHistoricoNacionalEC/videos/1270952933416924
Primary URL Description: Facebook Live recording of the presentation
Conference Name: Conversatorios del Archivo Histórico Nacional del Ecuador

Exploring innovation in grammatical morphology: A view from the Amazon (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Exploring innovation in grammatical morphology: A view from the Amazon
Author: Patience Epps
Abstract: This paper considers the common assumption that grammatical morphology is likely to preserve more signal of language relationship than is basic vocabulary, and evaluates ways in which the dynamics and mechanisms of language change may make crucial reference to spatially and temporally variable aspects of typological structure and sociolinguistic practice. Through the lens of the Naduhup language family, further informed by a comparative look at three other Amazonian families, I present evidence for processes of morphological change that appear cross-linguistically unusual or extreme. These relate particularly to the rapid generation of new grammatical forms, even while basic vocabulary remains relatively conservative. They also are associated with ‘debonding’ processes, flexible behavior of functional elements as between morphology and syntax, and relative promiscuity of grammatical elements’ association with different word classes. Many of these phenomena can be linked to areally relevant structural characteristics, particularly the prevalence of verb serialization and noun incorporation, and an emphasis on nominalization as a subordination strategy. Many can also be shown to be grounded in locally salient sociolinguistic practices, most notably relating to zones of intensive, stable multilingualism, in which language contact has had a heavy hand in shaping rates and processes of change.
Date: 10/22/21
Primary URL: https://linguistics.uoregon.edu/colloquium-2021-2022
Primary URL Description: University of Oregon, Department of Linguistics Colloquium schedule for 2021-2022.
Conference Name: University of Oregon Department of Linguistics Colloquium

Specialized discourse, language contact, and language change: Observations from Amazonia (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Specialized discourse, language contact, and language change: Observations from Amazonia
Author: Patience Epps
Abstract: While much work on language variation and change has stressed the view that “all linguistic processes are social processes” (Enfield 2003:7), relatively little attention has been paid to the ways in which specific (i.e. regionally variable) socio-cultural practices may guide processes of language change in particular ways. In this paper, I explore the hypothesis that specialized and ritual discourse forms – particularly song, myth, and shamanic incantation – are relevant loci for the development and propagation of linguistic innovations in the Amazon basin, particularly those associated with language contact. This possibility is suggested by a number of observations regarding these discourse forms: their extensive circulation and close replication across speakers, communities, and languages (see e.g. Beier et al. 2002, Epps & Stenzel 2013), their importance within multilingual regional communicative networks, and the social position of the specialists themselves, who tend to bring together both diffuse social networks and relatively high status. Also of note is the tendency for specialized discourse forms to involve alternative lexical and morphological forms, such that the diversity of lects and registers figures in a broader constellation of multilingual interaction – which goes well beyond the languages ‘proper’ that are associated with geographic and ethnic distinctions (Epps forthcoming). I consider several examples of grammatical and lexical change in languages of the northwest Amazon that have plausible ties to specialist discourse.
Date: 09/03/2021
Primary URL: http://sle2021.eu/programme
Primary URL Description: Website for the conference program
Conference Name: Workshop ‘Towards a holistic understanding of language contact in the past’, Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

Colección del Cuerpo de Paz en Cañar: Ayuda de Localización (Catalog)
Title: Colección del Cuerpo de Paz en Cañar: Ayuda de Localización
Author: Ryan Sullivant
Abstract: Spanish language finding aid for the Cañar Peace Corps Collection.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla:260403
Primary URL Description: URI for this document
Catalog Type: Exhibition Catalog
Publisher: Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Amazonian Languages Collection of Arthur P. Sorensen, Jr. (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Amazonian Languages Collection of Arthur P. Sorensen, Jr.
Author: Arthur P. Sorensen, Jr. (Collector)
Abstract: These materials were produced during Arthur P. Sorensen, Jr.’s research on Indigenous languages in Colombia. The materials include many open-reel tapes, notebooks, letters, photographic slides and other documents. The linguistic materials chiefly focus on the Tucano language, though other languages of the Vaupés including Cubeo, Desano, Curripaco, and Kotiria are also found among the materials. Materials have been digitized and added to AILLA beginning in 2009. A final batch of papers were digitized and added to the collection as part of this grant.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A124488
Primary URL Description: This URI leads to the landing page for this collection in AILLA.
Access Model: Metadata are open access; media files are free to access after user creates an AILLA account and logs in.


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