Happy Release Day to Cali Chiu!
The second edition of Cali Chiu: A Course in Valley Zapotec is being released today, February 21, 2021 (the UN International Day of Mother Language).
This revised and expanded second edition is open access and made possible by an Open Educational Resource Grant from Haverford College Libraries. The release in February 2021 contains 10 lessons on Valley Zapotec with videos embedded in each lesson, as well as supplementary cultural material, and a reference section including a dictionary. The remaining 14 lessons are planned for release by the end of 2021. Cali Chiu is authored by Pamela Munro (UCLA), Brook Danielle Lillehaugen (Haverford College), and Felipe H. Lopez (Postdoctoral Scholar in Community Engaged Digital Scholarship at the Haverford College Libraries) and was supported by Benjamin Paul (Haverford College '20). Find it here: https://oer.haverford.edu/cali-chiu/
Zapotec languages are indigenous to Oaxaca, Mexico and spoken by diaspora populations in the US, including in the greater Los Angeles area. Valley Zapotec languages are threatened and are considered endangered. We hope this open access language textbook facilitates the teaching and learning of Valley Zapotec in both formal and informal educational settings.