OLAC Record

Title:School I
Documenting Movima
Contributor:Katharina Haude
Description:Length: 00:16:30:040 KH and SB had an appointment with the speaker at 16 hrs. The session takes place in the speaker's yard. You can hear noise coming from the neighbour's TV and her son is spraying T-Shirts in the background which makes some noise.
Duración: 00:16:30.040 KH y SB tenían una cita con la hablante a las cuatro de la tarde. La sesión se realiza en el jardín de la hablante. Se eschucha ruido de la televisión del vecino y del hijo de la hablante que está en el fondo de le escena pintando un T-Shirt con un spray.
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: 00:16:30.040 Here the speaker gives some autobiographic facts. She talks about her childhood even though she says she can hardly remember. Besides of her younger brother all her realtives have died already. She relates how the teacher used to force her to speak Spanish instead of Movima. She only spent three years in school, then she left by her own choice because she felt that her family was too poor than to send her to school.
Duración: 00:16:30.040 Aqui la parlante habla de su autobiografía. Habla sobre su niñez aunque solo poco acuerda. Aparte de su hermano menor ya no tiene más parientes, todos ya se murieron. Ella cuenta como los maestros en la escuela la forzaban para que hable Español en vez de Movima. Solo tres años se fue a la escuela, entonces renunció ella por su propia voluntad porque sentía que su familia era demasiado pobre para que ella pudiera ir a la escuela.
At the beginning KH gives some introductions in Spanish but the rest of the session is held in Movima.
Publisher:Katharina Haude
University of Cologne, Department of Linguistics
childhood, school, language use
Movima language
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):mzp


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Citation: Katharina Haude; JMH; Beuse. 2006-08-16. Katharina Haude.
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Country: BoliviaSpain
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