University of Arizona and WIACT receive funding to begin Gonja and Lobi language documentation

The University of Arizona’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Departments of Linguistics and Human Rights Practice will begin a project of documenting the Gonja and Lobi languages in Ghana’s Savannah Region with an International Grant from UA’s Research/Innovation/Impact fund. Professors Wilson de Lima Silva and Mette Brogden will work with Rashid Iddrisu (Wari) to develop a workshop for onsite delivery in Sawla, Ghana, for individuals who wish to help with language documentation in this region. Any ethnic group with a language other than Gonja or Lobi can also participate. more to come for dates: this will involve community members gathering language recordings from elders and other native language speakers in their own communities; language recordings will be archived on WIACT’s website. We will also decide on how to write sounds that cannot be accurately written with roman alphabet.

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