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

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

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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