Research Team

Research Team

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Victoria Rau received her Ph.D in Linguistics in 1992 from Cornell University. From 1992-2008, she was Professor in the English Department at Providence University. She is currently Professor of Intercultural Studies TESOL at Wheaton College. She is the first author of “Yami Texts with Reference Grammar and Vocabulary” (2006), and PI of the “Yami Digital Archiving Project”, funded by the Endangered Language Documentation Program at SOAS, University of London (2005-2007). She has completed “The Yami Digital Archiving Web” (http://yamiproject.cs.pu.edu.tw/yami) and “The Yami Digital Learning Web” (http://yamiproject.cs.pu.edu.tw/elearn). As the PI of this current project, she is responsible for the overall planning and management, editing, examination and revision of entries and the corpora, and writing the final project report.

Co-PI:

Ms. Maa-Neu Dong is a Yami language activist, employee of the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Taiwan, Yami tribal language examiner, co-author of the book “Yami Texts with Reference Grammar and Vocabulary”, and consultant for the “Yami Digital Archiving Project”, funded the Endangered Language Documentation Program at SOAS, University of London. She has been gathering, recording, and translating the Yami language texts for over twenty years. As the co-PI of this current project, she is responsible for assisting in the overall planning and management, editing, examination and revision of entries and the corpora, and writing the final project report.