Associates

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

Ms. DaigneaultAnna 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 fieldwork trip to South America to work 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. In January 2013, she organized the digital skills learning workshop in Santiago, Chile, which brought together 12 speakers of endangered languages from around Latin America.

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

Mr. FahringerJeremy 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-

Mr. GomangoOpino 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.

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

Dr. Murmu

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.

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