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Time is running out to help AILLA preserve indigenous languages of Latin America!

AILLA is raising money to upgrade its website and repository to make it more user-friendly and functional. Every dollar raised (up to $10,000) by November 3, 2014 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Drs. Joel and Dina Sherzer. So far we have raised just over $6,000 thanks to the generous contributions of AILLA depositors and supporters. We still need to raise another $4,000 to meet our goal and maximize the Sherzers' matching donation! Every dollar counts, so please donate here to help us reach our goal!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

ATTENTION: Researchers, Depositors, and Future Depositors:

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Welcome to AILLA

AILLA is a digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America.

Access to AILLA and its resources is always free of charge. Most of the resources in the collection are available to the public, but some have special access restrictions.

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animal Users: start by browsing the catalog or use the navigation menu on the left to find more information about the archive and the indigenous languages of Latin America.

animal Depositors: If you want to deposit materials in AILLA, start here.

The Collection

The heart of the collection is 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. The collection includes teaching materials for bilingual education and language revitalization programs.

We are committed to serving the indigenous people of Latin America and the scholars who study their languages. We are always interested in hearing from you. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

AILLA is a joint effort of the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the Department of Linguistics, and the Digital Library Services Division of the University Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.
AILLA is also grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.
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