OLAC Record

Title:AM talks about spells
Lacandón Cultural Heritage
Contributor:Suzanne Cook
Contributor (speaker):AM
Contributor (translator):Arianne
Description:This is an interview in which AM speaks about sekretos "secrets" or spells.
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.
This file was generated from an IMDI 1.9 file and transformed to IMDI 3.0. The substructure of Genre is replaced by two elements named "Genre" and "SubGenre". The original content of Genre substructure was: Interactional = 'conversation', Discursive = 'Unspecified', Performance = 'Unspecified'. These values have been added as Keys to the Content information.
This is an interview in which AM speaks about sekretos "secrets" or spells. The purpose of this session was to record information on the spell to ferment the blache, which AM recited in Bal_Rit_AM_01. In addition to answering this question, AM demonstrates a part of spell for curing toothache.
Spanish is the only language spoken in this session.
AM and the collectors interact in this session. There is no else present during the recording.
AM is an elder in the community of Naha. He is respected for his knowledge of traditional Lacandón culture, and his knowledge of the traditional stories and ceremonial formulae. He is one of the few Lacandones who still practice the ancient Maya rituals. AM provides the bulk of the traditional rituals and stories for this corpus.
The collector of this session data is also responsbile for the collection of all of the data sessions and the whole project.
For the ritual, see the session below, ../../Chants/Metadata/Bal_Rit_AM_01.imdi
Publisher:Suzanne Cook
University of Victoria
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):spa


Archive:  The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/www.mpi.nl
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0005-6713-4
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: AM (speaker); Arianne (translator); Suzanne Cook. 2003-03-26. Suzanne Cook.
Terms: area_Europe country_ES iso639_spa

Inferred Metadata

Country: Spain
Area: Europe

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