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LIVING TONGUES ASSOCIATES

Anna Luisa Daigneault
Latin America Projects Coordinator 2009-
Development Officer 2011-

Jeremy Fahringer
Enduring Voices Project Manager 2009-
Information Technology Specialist
Language Hotspots Project
Talking Dictionaries Project

Opino Gomango
Sora Language Project 2007-
Local Project Coordinator/Field Researcher-Remo project 2010-
Local Project Coordinator/Field Researcher-Gta’ project 2010-

Dr. Ganesh Murmu
Koro Documentation Project 2008-
Munda Languages Project 2007-

 

Anna Luisa Daigneault
Latin America Projects Coordinator 2009-
Development Officer 2011-

Anna Luisa Daigneault is Latin America Projects Coordinator and Development Officer at Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. Anna Luisa has an M.Sc from University of Montréal in Linguistic Anthropology. She has extensive experience working with indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon region, in particular the Yanesha, and among the peoples of Paraguay, in particular the Chaco region. She is also an accomplished musician and filmmaker. Anna Luisa further served as field coordinator during the initial phase of the development of Yshyr Chamacoco Talking Dictionary in 2009.

In August-September 2011, Living Tongues Fellow and Project Coordinator Anna Luisa Daigneault went on a follow-up trip to South America to connect with language activists in Chile as well as Peru. She worked on an ethnographic archiving project with the Yanesha people of the Peruvian Amazon, worked with various speakers of Mapudungun dialects in Chile, and continued an ongoing dictionary project collaborating with Andres Ozuna, Yshyr-Chamacoco language activist of northern Paraguay. Download her field report here.

 

Anna Luisa Daigneault and Andres Ozuna in Asunción, Paraguay 2009

Anna Luisa Daigneault, David Harrison, Greg Anderson on road to Chamacoco
settlement of Puerto Diana, Paraguay 2009. Photo by Alejandro Chaskielberg

Anna Luisa Daigneault, Greg Anderson, David Harrison
and Paraguayan Minister of Culture Ticio Escobar, Asunción 2009
Photo by Alejandro Chaiskelberg

David Harrison, Anna Luisa Daigneault, Greg Anderson work with
Tsofai, Maka consultant, in Paraguay 2009. Photo by Chris Rainier.

 
 

Jeremy Fahringer
Enduring Voices Project Manager 2009-
Information Technology Specialist
Language Hotspots Project
Talking Dictionaries Projects

Jeremy Fahringer joined Living Tongues to work on the Enduring Voices project in January 2009. He is involved in the development of the Language Hotspots model second version, talking dictionaries' development, data archiving, mapping, multimedia, and field equipment management. He graduated in 2006 from Swarthmore College, where he majored in Linguistics and Studio Art.

 

 
 

Opino Gomango
Sora Language Project 2007-
Local Project Coordinator/Field Researcher-Remo project 2010-
Local Project Coordinator/Field Researcher-Gta’ project 2010-

Opino Gomango is a Sora language activist who began working with Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages in 2007 to help document his native Sora language. In 2008 he initiated the Sora Talking Dictionary and Online Grammar Project that continues through the present day. In 2010 Opino took on the role of Local Project Coordinator and Field Researcher for the State of Orissa for the Documentation of Remo Project, and for the Gta’ Talking Dictionary and Online Grammar Project that are components of Living Tongues Institute’s Munda Languages Project.

Budara Raspeda (Gta’ consultant) Sania Danghada-Majhi, Sudarsan Danghada-Majhi (Remo consultants), Greg Anderson, Opino Gomango, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India 2010. Photo by Mundari scholar Bikram Jora

Online Talking Dictionary
http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/langhotspots/Sora/index.html

Online Sketch Grammar

Opino Gomango (far L), Gokul Chandra Das, Sania Danghada-Majhi (Remo consultant), Angara Raspeda (Gta’ consultant), Sukari Danghada-Majhi (Remo consultant), Parboti Raspeda (Gta’ consultant). Photo taken by Budara Raspeda in Bondaguda village, Malkangiri district, Orissa 2011.
 

Dr. Ganesh Murmu
Koro Documentation Project 2008-
Munda Languages Project 2007-
Jharkhand Local Project Coordinator

Dr. Ganesh Murmu works at the Department of Tribal and Regional Languages, University of Ranchi in Jharkhand, India. Ganesh is an expert in the tribal languages of Jharkhand and in particular a tireless advocate and activist for his native Santali language. Since 2008, Dr. Murmu has worked with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Harrison on the Documentation of Koro Aka Project, on the poorly known Koro Aka language of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, and on three Enduring Voices trips to Arunachal Pradesh. In addition to Koro Aka, Ganesh served as primary or secondary eliciting linguist in the recordings Living Tongues has made of numerous languages of the region, including Hruso Aka, Miji, Apatani, Hill Miri and Nishi. Dr. Murmu also serves as the Local Project Coordinator and liaison for Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages in Jharkhand State, India.


Dr. Ganesh Murmu
Photo by Chris Rainier

Ganesh Murmu works with Koro consultants Kachim and Gujupi
Photo by K. David Harrison

 

   
L to R: Khandu Degio (Hruso consultant) David Harrison, Sange Degio (Koro consultant) Ganesh Murmu, Greg Anderson

 

   

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