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Title:Cabildo - What is a native speaker
Documenting Movima
Contributor:Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:51:20:240 Several speakers meet in the Cabildo to discuss several topics regarding language in general and the language Movima. The talk is held in cooperation with the "Casa de la Cultura" of Santa Ana.
Duración: 00:51:20:240 Aquí se juntaron varios hablantes en el cabildo para discutir varios diferentes asuntos acerca del idioma en general y acerca del movima en especial. La charla se realizó con la cooperación de la "Casa de la Cultura" de Santa Ana.
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: 00:51:20:240 The speakers start with the discussion of the terminology of "native speaker", "mothertongue", "original language" and the differences between "language" and "dialect". They talk a lot about the status of Movima (recognized by the government), how to refer to it (now as "language" and no more as "dialect") and what has been done for the language (e.g. KH's Grammar and Dictionary) and what has to come next to further Movima.
Duración: 00:51:20:240 Los hablantes empiezan con la discusión de la terminología de "hablante nativo", "lengua materna", "lengua original" y aclaran las diferencias entre "dialecto" y "idioma". Hablan mucho sobre el estado del Movima (que está reconocido por el gobierno) y como ahora hay que referirse al Movima (ya no más como "dialecto" sino como "idioma"). Juntan lo que ya se ha hecho a favor del idioma Movima (por ejemplo la gramática y el diccionario de KH) y lo que todavia hay que hacer para adelantarlo.
The speakers use Spanish only.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
language, dialect, native speaker
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):spa


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Citation: Katharina Haude; MRR; various; Beuse. 2007-09-02. Katharina Haude.
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Country: Spain
Area: Europe

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