Survey and Archive of Endangered Languages on the Adamawa
This project, implemented by a team of Cameroonian and international researchers in 2004 and 2005, had two major aims ...
This project, implemented by a team of Cameroonian and international researchers in 2004 and 2005, had two major aims:
- to survey language vitality in the Adamawa Escarpment region, assessing factors such as intergenerational transmission, domains of use, and number of speakers for local languages. The results of the survey, along with other sociolinguistic data, were compiled into an inventory that will allow the researchers to prioritize documentation work to be done on these languages;
- to provide young Cameroonian scholars with training in array of techniques necessary to conduct detailed linguistic documentations and archive language data electronically in the most useful way. This work will enable the trainees to initiate and direct similar projects in the future