Comprehensive Documentation and Analysis of Two Endangered Siberian Languages: Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup

Project: Research project

Grant Program

Comprehensive Documentation and Analysis of Two Endangered Siberian Languages: Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup. The languages of the collection, Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup, (i) are severely endangered: each numbers under 20 last proficient speakers; (ii) have existing legacy data in Tomsk with limited access, which is to be improved as a result of the project; (iii) are characterized by areal contact contiguity; (iv) are ethnographically consistent, with the last traditional culture practitioners. The cooperative proposal between the University of Zurich and Tomsk State Pedagogical University builds on extended research experience with the respective languages, and relevant documentation methodology. The proposal pursues documentation and analysis of two endangered languages of Western Siberia, Russia in order to gain insight into local processes of area formation.

Project Description

Comprehensive Documentation and Analysis of Two Endangered Siberian Languages: Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup. The languages of the collection, Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup, (i) are severely endangered: each numbers under 20 last proficient speakers; (ii) have existing legacy data in Tomsk with limited access, which is to be improved as a result of the project; (iii) are characterized by areal contact contiguity; (iv) are ethnographically consistent, with the last traditional culture practitioners. The cooperative proposal between the University of Zurich and Tomsk State Pedagogical University builds on extended research experience with the respective languages, and relevant documentation methodology. The proposal pursues documentation and analysis of two endangered languages of Western Siberia, Russia in order to gain insight into local processes of area formation.
Short titleDocumentation of Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup
AcronymELDP MDP0259
StatusActive
Effective start/end date8/1/1312/31/19

ASJC

  • Social Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • linguistics
  • anthropology
  • Siberia
  • Uralic Languages
  • Ugric
  • Samoyedic
  • Asia
  • corpora
  • lexicon
  • language documentation
  • endangered languages