Completed Research

Sociolinguisitic Survey of 15 languages (2017-2018)

Sociolinguistic reports of 15 different languages have been prepared by faculties and researchers affiliated with CDL. These reports were prepared with the financial support of Langauge Commission, Nepal. The langauges include Hill Muslim (Miya), Pahari, Bankariya, Marwari, Kurmali, Yohlmo, Lhoami, Bahing (Bayung), Dailekhi, Seke, Manange, Dolpali, Kuke, and Nubri. See details here.

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Preliminary Documentation of Hayu (2017-2018)

The preliminary documentation of Hayu was supported by Language Commission. This  comprises the word collection of Hayu, text collection, and a short history of Hayu studies.  See details here.

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Linguisitc Survey of Nepal (2007-2018)

The objectives of Linguistic Survey of Nepal Project are: Produce a sociolinguistic profile for each of the languages of Nepal that includes a mapping of languages and dialects. Produce a basic description of at least ten languages that includes a working orthography, observations on the grammar, a trilingual glossary, and publications of folk tales. Develop […]

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Linguistic and Ethnographic Documentation of the Baram Languages (2007-2011)

This project was funded by ELDP, SOAS. The aim of the project was to gather and annotate the corpus, to prepare an ethnographic sketch, to write a grammar, to prepare reading materials to be taught at schools among others. The Baram corpus along with the developed language resources has been archived in Endangered Languages Archive […]

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Minor documentation and word-collection of lesser-described languages (2004-8)

Some preliminary documentation works have been carried out by the Central Department of Linguistics with the financial support of National Foundation of Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN). The preliminary documentation includes  basic lexicon,  grammar outline, and some texts.  In the same way, the basic dictionaries  are collection of  lexical items along with their Nepali and […]

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