Cabeceras Aid Project
The Iquito Language Documentation Project (ILDP) was launched in 2002 as a collaborative project of the indigenous community of San Antonio de Pintuyacu, in Loreto, Perú; Cabeceras Aid Project, Austin, Texas; and a group of graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin. Since then, the ILDP has been funded by Cabeceras Aid Project; the Endangered Language Fund; and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, London. Research team members have also participated in the ILDP using funding they obtained independently.
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- Documents related to the ICLDC 2009 Conference
- Background information on the organization of the ILDP
- Products of the ILDP
- Acknowledgements and links relevant to the ILDP
- Text of the poster on the ILDP presented at the LSA meetings in Albuquerque, January 2006
- Report from Iquitos on the ILDP team's field research for 2004 (PDF)
- Images from the project, june - august 2002
- Convenio (formal agreement) between the community of San Antonio and Cabeceras Aid Project, signed August 2002 (PDF in Spanish).
- Reglamentos (by-laws) that govern the Iquito Project, signed August 2002 (PDF in Spanish).
- April 2002: La condición actual del idioma indígena iquito y las claves factores afectando al proyecto de su recuperación, a preliminary report on the state of the Iquito language (PDF in Spanish).
- May 2002: a brief description of the Iquito Project (PDF in english) written in anticipation of our work in summer 2002.
- July 2002: Summary of the project, written during the first phase of the ILDP (PDF in Spanish).
- September 2002: Text of talks at the Special Colloquium of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin, "The Iquito Language Documentation Project: Launching a community-based language documentation and revitalization effort", presented on September 16, 2002 (various PDFs in english).
- Fall 2002: A brief study by Christine Beier of malaria in San Antonio in 2002 (PDF in english).
- February 2003: El Proyecto de Documentación del Idioma Iquito: Ensayando un nuevo modelo de documentación de un idioma en peligro de extinción, text of a talk by Christine Beier describing the ILDP, given at the Primer Simposio de la Lingüística Amerida de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la América Latina en Mérida, México, 28 de febrero de 2003 (PDF in spanish).
- A series of articles by Sr. Gabel Sotil on the Iquito people, the Iquito language, and current language revitalization efforts (PDF in Spanish).
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Organization of the ILDP
- The Iquito Language Documentation Project consisted of two primary groups of individuals, with different responsibilities, who worked together towards the documentation and revitalization of the Iquito language: The Investigatory Team and the Supervisory Team.
- The Supervisory Team for the Iquito Language Documentation Project had eleven members, all residents of the indigenous community of San Antonio de Pintuyacu, and all selected annually by the community assembly; this structure for the composition of the Supervisory Team was authorized on the 7th of August of 2002 at the community assembly in San Antonio de Pintuyacu:
* Three elected authorities of the community (for example, president, vice president, lieutenant governor);
* Two Iquito schoolteachers from the community;
* Two native speakers of Iquito;
* Two semi-speakers of Iquito;
* Two young representatives of the community who do not speak Iquito but are interested in its revitalization.
- The Investigatory Team included the following members:
* Two community linguists, or linguistas de la comunidad: Marcelo Inuma Sinchija and Hilter Panduro Güimack;
* Four Iquito language specialists, or especialistas del idioma: Hermenegildo Díaz Cuyasa, Ema Llona Yareja, Ligia Inuma Inuma, and Jaime Pacaya Inuma;
* A group of linguistic advisors from the University of Texas at Austin and La Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima.
* The field coordinators of the ILDP, from UT Austin at the time, were Christine Beier and Lev Michael.
* The principal investigator and scientific advisor for the ILDP was Nora England, Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Director, Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA) , University of Texas at Austin.
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- The Iquito Language Documentation Project would like to thank the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, based at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, for its support. The ELDP´s grant to the ILDP supported the second and third phases of the project, between June 2003 and December 2006.
- The ILDP would also like to thank The Endangered Language Fund for financial support to fund the salaries of the community linguists and language specialists in San Antonio de Pintuyacu in 2002.
- The project team has received technical and/or financial support from The University of Texas at Austin through:
* The Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA)
* The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA)
* The College of Liberal Arts
* The Department of Anthropology and the Linguistic Anthropology Program
* The Department of Linguistics
* The Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS)
* The COLA/LLILAS Field Research Grant Program
* The Liberal Arts Graduate Research Grant Program
- The project team would like to thank the following outstanding individuals for their mentorship and for the inspiration they have provided us in developing this project (in alfabetical order):
* Dra. Nora England
* Dr. Joel Sherzer
* Sr. Gabel Sotil
* Dr. Anthony Woodbury
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Last updated: 16 October 2010