Description : The project was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the DOBES Initiative as a dissertation project called “Satz- und Textstrukturen im Chipaya” (Sentence and Text Structures in Chipaya). It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Fritz Serzisko at the University of Cologne. In Bolivia the project was realized in cooperation with and with the support of the Centre for Ecology and Andean Peoples in Oruro (CEPA) and the Museum of Ethnology and Folklore in La Paz (MUSEF).
The main goal of the project was to create a corpus of spoken Chipaya, consisting of audio and video recordings annotated with transcriptions, translations and analyses. For this purpose one team member, Francisca Condori Mollo, who is a native speaker of the language and student of anthropology, conducted interviews with several consultants from Santa Ana de Chipaya, most of them with an ethnographic content.