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Ticuna (tca) language documentation: A guide to materials in the California Language Archive

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Title:Ticuna (tca) language documentation: A guide to materials in the California Language Archive
Authors:Skilton, Amalia
Keywords:Collection Reviews
Documentation of Conversation
Documentation of Acquisition
language documentation
Ticuna language
Date Issued:Mar 2021
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Skilton, Amalia. 2021. Ticuna (tca) language documentation: A guide to materials in the California Language Archive. Language Documentation & Conservation 15: 153-189. (http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24972)
Abstract:Ticuna (ISO: tca) is a language isolate spoken in the northwestern Amazon Basin (Brazil, Colombia, Peru). Ticuna has more speakers than almost all other Indigenous Amazonian languages and – unlike most languages of the area – is still learned by children. Yet academic linguists have given it relatively little research attention. Therefore, to raise the profile of this areally important language, I offer a guide to three collections of Ticuna language materials held in the California Language Archive. These materials are extensive, including over 1,396 hours of recordings – primarily of child language and everyday conversations between adults – and 33 hours of transcriptions. To contextualize the materials, I provide background on the Ticuna language and people; the research projects which produced the materials; the participants who appear in them; and the ethical and permissions issues involved in collecting them. I then discuss the nature and scope of the materials, showing how the content of each collection motivated collection-specific choices about recording, transcription, organization in the archive, and metadata. Last, I outline how other researchers could draw on the collections for comparative analysis.
Pages/Duration:37 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24972
ISSN:1934-5275
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
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Journal:Language Documentation & Conservation
Volume:15
Appears in Collections: Volume 15 : Language Documentation & Conservation


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