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QUSF2018_02_24S2 Santa Anita -- QUSF2018_02_24S2 -- Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
Title:
QUSF2018_02_24S2 Santa Anita -- QUSF2018_02_24S2 -- Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
ID:
https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1282482%23
MDP0374_Floyd
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Simeon (researcher)
Publisher:
Simeon Floyd
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Description:
This recording is from the community of Santa Anita nearby to Oyacoto. During the initial discussion the couple mention that the community was not always called Santa Anita but used to be called Tushumbi, which is a pre-Quechuan Barbacoan name. The couple continues narrating accounts of the local community history. Water was a difficult to locate commodity in those time, and people would go on difficult trips to the ravines to bring back containers of water. A few traditional festivals are described, with drinks like chicha. This area reduces final diphthongs “chay” to “chi,” “tukuy” to “tuki” etc., which is characteristic of the whole central area of the highlands, but not the north or far south.
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.
Subject language:
Calderón Highland Quichua
Imbabura Highland Quichua
Chimborazo Highland Quichua
Language family:
Quechuan (family)
South American Indian
Quechua
Other coverage:
Ecuador
Other date:
2018-02-24
Other format:
video/mp4
audio/x-wav
Other subject:
Discourse
Quichua, Calderón Highland
Quichua, Imbabura Highland
Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
Other type:
Video
Audio
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Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Subject language: Calderón Highland Quichua
Subject language: Chimborazo Highland Quichua
Subject language: Imbabura Highland Quichua
Language family: Quechua
Language family: Quechuan (family)
Language family: South American Indian
Geographic region: Americas
Contributor: Simeon
Publisher: Simeon Floyd
Publisher: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Title: QUSF2018_02_24S2 Santa Anita -- QUSF2018_02_24S2 -- Urgent video documentation of Ecuadorian Highland Quichua (a Quechuan language): focus on regions of imminent language shift
Other coverage: Ecuador
Other date: 2018-02-24
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: video/mp4
Other subject: Discourse
Other subject: Quichua, Calderón Highland
Other subject: Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
Other subject: Quichua, Imbabura Highland
Other type: Audio
Other type: Video