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Title:Voz de los Abuelos Interview 5b
Lowland Chontal Documentation
Description:Interview by Sara de León Chávez, in preparation for her series called Lo que Cuentan los Abuelos (What the Elders Tell). For full notes, see the accompanying Info file. In files 5a and 5b, it isn't clear from her notes whom she is interviewing. There is a musician, possibly Sebstián Machuca, and in addition Felipe Abad might participate here. 5b actually precedes 5a. Conversational topics include local festivals, performance of El Cumplimiento, sponsorship of festivals, elections, and the visit of a spiritist.
Entrevista por Sara de León Chávez, en preparación para su serie de folletos Lo que Cuentan los Abuelos. Para más apuntes, véase el documento acompañante. En los archivos 5a y 5b, no está claro a quien entrevista. Hay un músico, que puede ser Sebastián Machuca, y también puede que participe Felipe Abad. El 5b precede el 5a. Tópicos de la plática incluyen fiestas regionales, el rito de El Cumplimiento, mayordomos de fiesta, las elecciones municipales, y la visita de un espiritista.
Lowland Chontal Language and Cultural Heritage: A Documentation Project in the district of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. The Lowland Chontal Language and Cultural Heritage Project is a three-year-documentation project (2004-2007), funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Grant II/80 114) and hosted by the Section of Mesoamerican Studies, Archaeological Institute of the University of Hamburg. The goals of the project are both linguistic and anthropological, with principal investigators Loretta O'Connor (linguist) and Peter Kroefges (anthropologist). These goals include (1) a Chontal-English-Spanish dictionary, (2) a comprehensive description of the grammar of Lowland Chontal, (3) a documentaion of the cultural heritage of the Chontalpa, with respect to traditional subsistence activities, territorial organization, landscape interaction, as well as fiestas and ceremonies, and (4) an electronic archive of all audio and video materials and related texts. This archive includes resources from O'Connor's dissertation project at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1997-2001), and at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (2002-2004). It also contains data of the archaeological fieldwork (2001) that formed part of the dissertation by Kroefges, and was funded by the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamericanist Studies, Inc. (FAMSI), Florida, and the University at Albany-SUNY. The UNESCO genereously provided additional funding in 2004.
Volkwagen Grant II/80 114
Publisher:Loretta O'Connor
University of Hamburg
Subject:Oral history
Communal work, local town
Spanish language
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal language
Chontal de Oaxaca - Costa
Subject (ISO639):spa


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Citation: sara. 1995. Loretta O'Connor.
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