DOBES Archive

tci20120817-01
Abia Mbäi takes Chris, Julia, and Christian to the savannah and river neaby Rouku Village to offer names and descriptions of birds. This walk occurred in the afternoon of the arrival of Chris and Julia to Rouku. The Sennheiser EW112-P G3B wireless tranceiver/receicver with a lapel microphone was used along with the PMD661 Marantz recorder. Keywords: Birds
nqn20130927-04
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
tci20120817-02
short story about the bird of paradise and its religious/cultural significance. this was recorded during a bird walk with a head mounted microphone.
nqn20130930-01
Chris Healy interviews Mary Dibod on the Trans Fly bird list Keywords: Birds; Personal History
nqn20131003-04
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20131003-02
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20131003-05
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20131005-01
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
tci20120819-01
Walk to the hamlet of Masu. This is Chris' last birdwalk before departure to Wando. Moses leads the walk, heading the the hamlet a few kilometres outside of Rouku Village. One audio track of ambient sounds from the shotgun microphone, focusing on the bird songs. Videos of the walk include: tci20160819-01-JMc01: Scenery footage walking on the road from Rouku Village toward Morehead. tci20160819-01-JMc02: Mostly scenery with a bit of bird-spotting along the road from Rouku to Morehead. We leave the road in this clip, walking toward the Morehead River. tci20160819-01-JMc03: In this clip, we come across the large bush fowl mound. This is measured to compare with others found around Bimadbn Village and Zeri (the garden hamlet 15km from Bimadbn). tci20160819-01-JMc04: More scenery footage as we approach Masu (butterfly, anthill, gardens). Different fences surround the garden sites. tci20160819-01-JMc05: Our arrival at Masu and scenes of the buildings there and more footage of the surrounding scenery, including a windy copse of bamboo. tci20160819-01-JMc06: Walking from Masu to the orehead River. We spend some time there and get names of waterbirds. tci20160819-01-JMc07: Walking back to Rouku Village Keywords: Birds; Gardening; Marterial culture; Village descriptions; Insects
nqn20131003-03
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20130927-02
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20131005-02
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
tci20131007
This is one of several birdwalks through the forest in the vicinity of Rouku. A couple of men and a trail of interested childrens take me and Chris Healey along a forest track to Ntémäntér, a little hamlet 30minutes to the Northeast of Rouku. tci20131007-04: in Ntémäntér where we met some women who live there tci20131007-05: we stopped and sat down while Chris was measuring a bushfowl mount
nqn20131002-02
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. NE2013 Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
tci20120818
content: a headhunting story told at mämbü canoe place south-east of Rouku village. This was recorded during a bird walk and extracted from a longer recording. The topic was triggered by a night bird possibly an owl, owlet, nightjar. The story explains how a head-hunting party came at night and imitated this particular bird in order to trick the people who are still half asleep. at the end the speaker adds some information how head hunters used to crack nuts or coconut shells to imitate dogs who bite and crack bones. All this was part of distracting the victims.
tci20120818-02
A morning birdwalk back to the river and the savannah area. Abia Mbäi takes Christian, Chris and Julia back out to get more bird names at a time they are more active. The Sennheiser EW112-P G3B wireless tranceiver/receicver with a lapel microphone was used along with the PMD661 Marantz recorder. Keywords: Birds; Village descriptions
nqn20130927-01
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
tci20120817-03
Abia Mbäi takes Chris, Julia, and Christian toward the forest, past Old Rouku Village to offer names and descriptions of birds. A Head-mounted microphone was used, so the recording is very clear. The narrative Ythama (from 20120817-02) was extracted from this session. Keywords: Birds
idi20131004
Dr. Chris Healey elicits names of birds in the Idi language from a list of TransFly birds. Joe Masa and Jack Masa. In the third track, they are joined by another speaker: Gigu Gwadan. All are from Dimsisi. Recorded in Bimadbn Village. Included in the elicitation is biographical information on the speakers: parents, ages, languages spoken, etc.
nqn20130927-03
The purpose of these recordings is to ascertain: (a) individual differences in bird nomenclature among Nen speakers (b) the depth of bird knowledge as assessed through an open free-listing task, carried out until there was a significant pause or the speaker said they had run out of terms. (b) was carried out first. Biographical data and self-assessments of what language is spoken are also part of each interview. For (a), speakers were taken through a powerpoint presentation, prepared by CH, containing a photo of each bird and (for most) an audio file which was played if the individual needed it to help identification. In the first three sessions we did not arrange things so that the time of showing the new prompt can be heard; from then on CH reads out the slide number. Note that, methodologically, sometimes speakers may have erred in identifying the bird from the prompt, so in cases of inter-individual difference we cannot be sure whether this was due to semantic differences or performance differences in the task. For other info see Evans‘ and Healey‘s field note books. Keywords: Birds; Elicitation