The Istro-Romanian Language and the Oxford University Hurren Donation
ISTROX is a two-year interdisciplinary project developed in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics at the University of Oxford. It is based on a body of sound recordings donated to the Taylor Institution Library in Oxford. It combines linguistic research and community-sourcing to explore the history of a severely endangered language: Istro-Romanian. Fifty years after these recordings were made by the Oxford linguist Tony Hurren, we plan to use an online platform to engage the remaining speakers of the language to transcribe, translate, and open up this material to specialist linguists and the Istro-Romanian community.
ISTROX is funded by the John Fell Fund.