Anna Luisa Daigneault
Latin America Projects Coordinator, 2009-present
Development Officer, 2011-present
Anna Luisa Daigneault has an M.Sc from
University of Montréal in Linguistic Anthropology. She has extensive experience working with indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon region, in particular the Yanesha people, with whom she collaborated on the Yanesha Digital Memory Archive. She is also an accomplished vocalist, musician and filmmaker. Ms. Daigneault further served as field coordinator in Paraguay during the initial phase of the development of the Ishir (Chamacoco) Talking Dictionary in 2009, and collaborated with Ishir linguistic expert Andrés Ozuna Ortiz on the publication of the Ishir-Spanish dictionary in 2016.
Ms. Daigneault has facilitated research projects and events in Peru, Chile, Paraguay and Guatemala. She organized Voces Duraderas, a digital skills learning workshop in Santiago, Chile (2013), which brought together 12 speakers of endangered languages from around Latin America. She also worked with Mam linguist José Reginaldo Pérez Vail to lead the Mayan Talking Dictionaries workshop in Guatemala City (2014) at the Academy of Mayan Languages.
Information Technology Specialist: Language Hotspots Project & Talking Dictionaries, 2009-present
Enduring Voices Project Manager, 2009-2014
Jeremy Fahringer joined Living Tongues to work on the Enduring Voices project in January 2009. He is involved in the development of the second Language Hotspots model, the development of the Talking Dictionaries, data archiving, mapping, multimedia, and field equipment management. He graduated in 2006 from Swarthmore College, where he majored in Linguistics and Studio Art.
Sora Language Project, 2007-present
Local Project Coordinator/Field Researcher:
Remo & Gta’ projects (India), 2010-present
Opino Gomango is a Sora language activist who began working with Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages in 2007 to help document his native Sora language. In 2008 he initiated the Sora Talking Dictionary and Online Grammar Project that continues through the present day. In 2010, Opino took on the role of Local Project Coordinator and Field Researcher for the State of Orissa for the Documentation of Remo Project, and for the Gta’ Talking Dictionary and Online Grammar Project that are components of Living Tongues Institute’s Munda Languages Project.
Dr. Bikram Jora
Regional Coordinator: South Asia, 2015-present
Local Project Manager 2010-2014
Dr. Bikram Jora serves as Regional Coordinator for Living Tongues Institute projects in South Asia. He has extensive field experience with India tribal languages in Jharkhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. His research is on morphology, phonology, syntax and child language acquisition. He received his PhD in Linguistics from Delhi University in 2014.
Dr. Jora has taken part in a number of Living Tongues field trips (2011 – 2016) to Munda-speaking communities throughout his home state of Jharkhand, and in Odisha, where the majority of Munda speakers are found. This includes surveys of Birhor, Bhumij, Ho, Santali, Kharia, Kera’ Mundari and Tamaria Mundari communities. He has also taken part in field expeditions with Dr. Greg Anderson to Arunachal Pradesh to document the Koro Aka, Hruso Aka, Bangru, Puroik and Sartang languages.
Dr. Ganesh Murmu
Koro Aka Documentation Project, 2008-present
Munda Languages Project, 2007-present
Local Project Coordinator, Jharkhand State (India)
Dr. Ganesh Murmu works at the Department of Tribal and Regional Languages, at the University of Ranchi in Jharkhand, India. Dr. Murmu is an expert in the tribal languages of Jharkhand and in particular a tireless advocate and activist for his native Santali language. Since 2008, he has worked with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Harrison on the Documentation of Koro Aka Project, on the poorly known Koro Aka language of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, and on three Enduring Voices trips to Arunachal Pradesh.
In addition to Koro Aka, Dr. Murmu served as primary or secondary eliciting linguist in the recordings Living Tongues has made of numerous languages of the region, including Hruso Aka, Miji, Apatani, Hill Miri and Nishi. He also serves as the Local Project Coordinator and liaison for Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages in Jharkhand State, India.