Wichita Multi-media Digital Archive Project

Project Goals

Create a multi-media archive of Wichita conversation, including text, audio, and video components.


The project is now complete.


This project was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation of Germany, and is part of a larger project to document endangered languages worldwide. The project makes use of software developed in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute. The data range from recordings in the 1960's and 1970's to field work done in through 2005. 


David Rood or Armik Mirzayan


Rood, David. Forthcoming 2008. "Wichita Recollections." In Perkins and Baugh, eds. Memoire of the Plains Anthropologist.

Mirzayan, Armik. Forthcoming. "A Preliminary Study of Same-turn Self-Repair Initiative in Wichita." In Rood, Dwyer, and Harrison, eds., AWorld of Many Voices: Lessons from Documented Endangered Languages. (Proceedings of May, 2005 DOBES workshop.)

Rood, David. 2005. "Wichita Word Formation: Syntactic Morphology." In Selected Papers from the 11th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, Feb. 2004: 1-15.

Rood, David. 2002. "Polysynthetic Word Formation: Wichita contributions to the morphology/syntax debate." In Bendjaballah, Dressler, Pfeiffer and Voeikova, eds. Morphology 2000: Selected Papers from the 9th International Morphology Meeting: 293-304.