OLAC Record

Title:cook off
Lacandón Cultural Heritage
Contributor (speaker):CNK
Description:The women of Naha get together to cook some traditional dishes.
Lacandon Cultural Heritage is a documentation of the language and culture of the northern Lacandon(Maya), who live in the rain forest in Chiapas, the south-eastern state of Mexico. They number approximately 350 men, women and children, who have retained much of their traditional culture and religion. The project serves as a preservative measure against loss of the traditional knowledge, stories, and verbal performances that are central to Lacandon culture. It also serves as an interactive resource tool for linguists and non-linguists to access data relevant to their areas of interest, such as folklore, ethnobotany, cultural anthropology, etc.
The women of Naha get together to cook some traditional dishes. This event was orchestrated by a group of biologists working for the government of Chiapas. Their purpose for doing so is unknown, however the collectors take advantage of this opportunity to record natural language in addition to traditional cooking techniques. It also affords an unusual glimpse into the lives of Lacandon women, who have been neglected in the extant Lacandon literture. Some women are interviewed on topics related to dishes being prepared.
Lacandon is the main language spoken in this session. The collectors may be heard asking questions in Spanish.
Everywoemn in this this session is a particpant. The actors identified here are the ones that the collectors know. The collectors are present and can be heard asking questions.
CNK is one of CK's daughters and the daughter of CK's third wife, KM. She was born in Naha and has lived there all her life. She still ives at home, as do most Lacandón girls before they marry (typically, at 14 years of age). She lives in a tradiitional household with more than mother and, her unmarried siblings, and young niece and nephew.
KM is CK Viejo's third and eldest living wife. She is the head of the household, by virtue of her seniority. She has borne ten children, all of whom are now adults and have long since moved out of the family household. She is adored by KP's grandchild, Lej. She has never left the village, except for the occasional trips to other surrounding villages, and the larger towns of Ocosingo and San Cristobal.
KP was born and raised in Naha. She was brought into CK Viejo's household when she was five years old. She was raised by her co-wife KM. She and CK Viejo had ten children, some of whom still live on the family property. She has not ventured far from Naha.
The collector of this session data is also responsbile for the collection of all of the data sessions and the whole project.
Publisher:Suzanne Cook
University of Victoria
Spanish language
Lacandon language
Subject (ISO639):spa


Archive:  The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0005-66CD-D
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Search Info

Citation: CNK (speaker); KM (speaker); KP (speaker); Ma (speaker); Suzanne; Elizabeth; NKG (speaker). 2004-03-04. Suzanne Cook.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_ES country_MX iso639_lac iso639_spa

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Country: SpainMexico
Area: AmericasEurope

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