OLAC Record

Title:Guard on the corral tribune
Documenting Movima
Contributor (interviewer):Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:05:19.000 At the corral (the rodeo bullring that is constructed each year for the fiesta, with high tribunes on one side) HRR is the guard on the tribune of the Alcaldía. We interview him before descending from the tribune.
Duración: 00:05:19.000 El parlante HRR es el guardia de la tribuna de la alcaldía en el corral (la corrida de toros que montan cada año para la fiesta, tiene tribunas altas de un lado). Le entrevistamos antes de bajarnos dela tribuna.
The Movima Archive Movima is a genetically unclassified language spoken in the so-called Moxos region in the savannahs of the Bolivian Amazon area. It is still spoken by more than 1,000 people (1,452 in 1996). Most speakers are over 50 years old and bilingual in Spanish. There are only very few children who still learn the language, while children are usually raised in Spanish only. Today, efforts are being made to implement the language at schools. The village Santa Ana del Yacuma, the center of the Movima-speaking area with approximately 12,000 inhabitants, was founded approximately in 1708 by the Jesuits. The Jesuits also converted the the Movima people to Catholicism. There does not seem to be an observable trace of Precolumbian culture (traditions, mythology) left. It is therefore quite striking that the Movimas have kept their native language until today. Since the language is getting lost rapidly, one goal of our data collection is to gather authobiographical information from its last fluent speakers. At the same time, as much as possible other text types were collected, such as dialogues, procedural texts, descriptions etc. The village „fiesta“ on July 26th is culturally very important. It includes processions, bull fights, and dancing. Many people from the country visit the village, and the Movima language is spoken a lot. Therefore much of the data has to do with the fiesta. The Movima project contains data collected between 2001 and 2008 in Santa Ana del Yacuma, Bolivia. Between 2001 and 2004, they were collected by Katharina Haude, then Nijmegen University. Since 2006, they were collected by Silke Beuse and Katharina Haude within the DoBeS project at the University of Cologne. Field work was carried out during the dry season between June and October each year.
Length: Length: 00:05:19.000 HRR describes what is job is: that not too many people climb onto the tribune. He also says a bit on the rodeo, and how it used to be before; e.g. the corral has been in that location since only about 6 years.
At the beginning of the session instructions are given in Spanish, the speaker answers in Movima.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
work, rodeo
Spanish language
Movima language
Subject (ISO639):spa


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DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: Katharina Haude (interviewer); HRR; Beuse. 2008-07-26. Katharina Haude.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_BO country_ES iso639_mzp iso639_spa

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Country: BoliviaSpain
Area: AmericasEurope

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