Knowledge, Spaces, and Media Faculty of Philosophy

Documentation and Description of the Kanakanavu Language, an Endangered Language of Formosa (Taiwan R.O.C. - Republic of China)

The project is dedicated to the language documentation of Kanakanavu, an endangered indigenous language in Taiwan. Recorded texts will be written down and the language system will be analyzed linguistically. In addition, the situation of the language will be examined.

Duration
06/2012 - 07/2015

Funding
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, R.O.C :
50 000 Euro

Project management

former Holder of the professorship for General and Comparative Linguistics (Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft) ()

The project is dedicated to the language documentation of Kanakanavu, an endangered indigenous language in Taiwan. Recorded texts will be written down and the language system will be analyzed linguistically. In addition, the situation of the language will be examined. The results will be published on a separate website, including video recordings of the speakers and a grammar sketch.

Linguistic Research Language Documentation

Research focus

Knowledge, Spaces, and Media