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Title:Tomas talks about different traditions, mostly about Nixpu Pima
Documentation of Cashinahua: Animacy and mythology in Huni Kuin (Cashinahua): a study of linguistic and cognitive categorization in a Panoan language
Contributor (consultant):Tomas
Contributor (depositor):Sabine
Description:Tomas Torres talks to Eliane in Spanish about certain traditions, mostly about Nixpu Pima, which used to exist among the Cashinahua but which have been given up under the influence of missionaries. Eliane interviews Tomas about the different feasts. Towards the end of the recording Tomas speaks in Cashinahua.
This interdisciplinary project aims at the documentation of Cashinahua language and culture. The Cashinahua language community currently consists of about 6000 members living in several villages with 10 indigenous homelands in the Brazilian state of Acre, and about 1600 members living in 37 villages in Peru. Most members of the speech community are bilingual, either speaking Portuguese or Spanish as a second and in some cases (in Brazil) as a first language. The project is funded for the years of 2006 to 2009 by the VolkswagenStiftung in the Documentation of Endangered Languages Programme. The linguist Eliane Camargo initiated her research among the Brazilian Cashinahua in 1989 and continued to work with the Peruvian Cashinahua in 1994. The anthropologist Philippe Erikson started to work in 1985 with the Matis, another Brazilian Pano group, and in 1993 with the Chacobo, a Pano group living in Bolivia. The linguist Sabine Reiter who previously worked in another Dobes-Project started her research among the Cashinahua in 2006.
Tomas talks about different rituals in Spanish and later in Cashinahua. He is interviewed by Eliane.
The explanation is partially in Cashinahua.
Doctorate candidate in the Cashinahua project; Magister Artium in Linguistics and Latin American Studies (Freie Unversität Berlin, 1999); European Master Degree in Linguistics (Freie Universität Berlin/ University of Manchester 2000), emphasis in language typology and sociolinguistics; from 2001 to 2006 field researcher in the Awetí Language Documentation Project (also belonging to the DobeS-Programme), several field periods from 2001to 2005 in the Upper Xingu area in Central Brazil.
Linguistic researcher in the Cashinahua project. PhD thesis on Cashinahua language (Panoan) at Université of Paris (Paris-IV, Sorbonne), Pos-doctoral thesis on Wayana language (karib) at University of São Paulo (Brazil). Field researcher in the Cashinahua area (Brazil/Peru) since 1988 and in the Wayana and Apalai area (Brazil/French Guyana) since 1993.
Tomas has lived in Balta and then moved to Colombiana with Alicia where he hived till 1999. He used to be a bilingual teacher in Balta and has retired. Tomas is the brother of Herman Torres who lives in Santa Rosa.
The audio recording was done with a Sony Professional tape recorder and a LEM microphone.
Originally the session was recorded as an audiocassette and digitized by the MPI in Nijmegen.
Publisher:Eliane Camargo or Sabine Reiter
Université de Paris X, Nanterre / Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Cashinahua language
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):cbs


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Citation: Sabine (depositor); Eliane; Tomas (consultant). 2007-09. Eliane Camargo or Sabine Reiter.
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