A multi-media documentation of the Oyda Language

The project aims at collecting a large body of audio and video material in the Oyda language through taking part in the everyday activities of the people. The texts will be from different genres: dialogues, historical or personal narratives, songs and children’s stories. The outcome of the project will be 1) a corpus of (digitized) text material belonging to different genres linked with sound files, pictures of material culture, videos of “ʃorʧa” “haile” ‘work labour’ sessions. 2) an Oyda-Amharic-English Dictionary primarily for the use of the speech community. 3) A sketch grammar to accompany the digitized archives.

About this project

Project type: 
Research project
Status: 
Ongoing

Researchers

Geographic

Keywords

language documentation, DoBeS projects, endangered languages, Omotic studies

Funding and cooperation

Funding: 

The DoBeS programme of the Volkswagen Stiftung, Germany.

Cooperation: 

In cooperation with Dr. Bernhard Köhler (Institut für Afrikanische Sprachwissenschaften, Johann  Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main).