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    • Collection number: 2016-02
    • Primary contributors: Efraín Lazo Pérez (consultant), Verónica Bazán Chávez (consultant), Isabel Lazo Lazo (consultant), Trinidad Martinez Sosa (consultant), Julia Eileen Nee (researcher)
    • Additional contributors: Isabel Lazo Martínez (consultant), Celine Revzani (illustrator)
    • Language: Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec
    • Historical information: Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec (TdVZ) is an endangered language spoken in Teotitlán del Valle, approximately 25 kilometers east of Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca state in southern Mexico. Government estimates as of 2010 stated that there were 198 monolingual speakers and 3,601 bilingual speakers. Although the language is categorized by Ethnologue as being 'developing' because the community is in the process of implementing an orthography and of creating a literature, one can observe that the youngest generation is not becoming fluent in the language. While there is bilingual education available in preschool and high school, these programs do not effectively teach the language to students. Instead, most children become fluent in Spanish, the regionally dominant language and the language used in the elementary school. The materials in this collection were developed primarily by Julia Nee as part of ongoing fieldwork during her time as a graduate student at UC Berkeley. The orthography used in field notes reflects the orthographic standards adopted by the community's language committee, and explained in the document "El Alfabeto del Zapoteco de Teotitlán del Valle" archived in this collection. All audio was recorded on an H4N Zoom digital recorder. Funding for this research has come from an Oswalt Endangered Language Grant administered by the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
    • Scope and content: Audio recordings of elicitation sessions and of conversational texts; field notes; ancillary documents
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Verónica Bazán Chávez, Isabel Lazo Lazo, Efraín Lazo Pérez, Trinidad Martinez Sosa, and Julia Eileen Nee. Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec, SCL 2016-02, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley,

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