Community-Driven Documentation and Description of A Fala

Mobility MSCA Technical University of Liberec (CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/17_050/0008461) enables to carry out Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project:

The project is carried out at CIDLeS in cooperation with Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic.

Principal researcher:Miroslav Valeš (Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic)
Supervisor:Vera Ferreira (CIDLeS)
Start date:1 SEP 2018
End date:28 FEB 2021


The project aims at documenting and describing A Fala, a language spoken in the North of Extremadura, Spain, with the use of primary data that reflect natural language use in the speech community. These will be collected in the form of audio and video recordings as well as texts, comprising the three varieties of the language. It is expected that the resulting multimedia database will contain about 200 000 tokens, which will enable dictionary and sketch grammar compilation, while the recordings will also serve for language revitalisation purposes.