The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America
AILLA, a digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America, needs your help to continue preserving the past. The only digital resource of its kind in the world, AILLA contains over 16,000 audio and video recordings of more than 250 indigenous languages.
At the heart of the collection are recordings, both audio and video, in a wide range of genres: narratives, chants, oratory, conversations, songs, and more. Many recordings are transcribed and translated into Spanish, English, or Portuguese. The archive also contains a wealth of language documentation materials: grammars, dictionaries, ethnographies, and field notes. This wonderful collection also includes teaching materials for bilingual education and language revitalization programs.
HELP AILLA BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2014:
DOUBLE EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE!
AILLA has great news to share—last spring, nearly $4,000 was raised to upgrade the technology platform.
The goal was $10,000, so $6,000 more is needed to finish out the project.
Please consider making a gift to AILLA!
Joel and Dina Sherzer are still committed to matching your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, and have challenged AILLA to raise $6,000 by October 15, 2014.
Please make your gift today so that AILLA can continue to fulfill its mission of preserving the indigenous languages of Latin America. For more information about the archive and to browse the collection, visit AILLA.
Make your donation online or contact LLILAS Benson Development Coordinator Amber Shah at 512.232.2423.