UF Linguists win Language Documentation Funding

Published: January 1st, 2014

Category: Recent News

Associate Professor James Essegbey received a “Small Grant” from the Endangered Languages Documentation Program (ELDP) to document linguistic practices relating to fishing among the Dwang communities south of the Volta Lake in Ghana.

Linguistics graduate student Bryan Gelles received a “Small Grant” from the Endangered Languages Documentation Program (ELDP) to begin documentation and to establish the feasibility of a full scale documentation of Animere, a critically endangered Niger-Congo language spoken in the Ghana-Togo Mountain region.

Linguistics graduate student Todd Hughes received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation to study Wakhi, an endangered language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. As part of his research, Todd will spend six weeks in Tajikistan, where Wakhi is particularly threatened due to widespread persecution and large scale displacement.


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