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.
nqn20130926-03
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. Page numbers for Evans‘ field notebook, N2013, Pp. 78-9. Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20130927-06
Goi and Chris talk about what different birds communicate to people. This is first discussed in English, then in Nen, which is translated and trancsribed. Keywords: Birds
nqn20130930-01
Chris Healy interviews Mary Dibod on the Trans Fly bird list Keywords: Birds; Personal History
nqn20130930-03
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
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
nqn20130930-04
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
nqn20120803-03
Trip to Jimmy's yam garden in Zeri. Multiple recording devices used. Audio files (JMa) recorded with Zoom H4N; video recorded using Canon G-12 digital camera (JMc) and Canon video camera (PJv). nqn20120830-03-JMa01.wav: discussion of rotten yams, taro types and small yams. nqn20120830-03-JMa02.wav: yam planting magic, first told in English, then in Nen. (This is transcribed and included in this session). nqn20120830-03-JMa03.wav: the importance of fertilizing yam gardens; black taro (kabian); planting stake (petin); yam type (kndsnd). nqn20120830-03-JMa04.wav: digging yams in a second location in the garden (matching video: nqn20120830-03-JMc04.mpg); more on the purpose of small yams vs. large yams. nqn20120830-03-JMa05.wav: discussion of juggling game (adadu wir mäŋgus izärus). Session also includes an amusing story about the Zo bird (variety of bowerbird): nqn20120830-03-zo_story.wav which has been transcribed. Associated photos are included in this session. Keywordsː gardening; plants; procedural; Birds
nqn20130926-05
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. Page numbers for Evans‘ field notebook, N2013, Pp. 80-81. Keywords: Birds; Elicitation
nqn20130929-06
Goi Dibod talks about bush fowl mound (ur gn), first in English, then in Nen. Ur and Odaga. GPS 053 Keywords: Birds
nqn20120806-01
An early morning birdwalk out to the open savannah area referred to as the Digicel Office. The name comes from the fact that this spot has better mobile signal than in the village. Audio file information: hm = head-mounted microphone track (main speaker, isolated) sg = shotgun nicrophone track (bird song, isolated) hmsg = combined speaker and bird song tracks zoom = on-board microphone from Zoom H4N collecting ambient noise and researcher queries At approximately 22 minutes into track 01 is the story of Tibrun. This has been extracted, transcribed, and translated. Keywords: birds, plants
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Photos from the Morehead project (Nen and Tonda) to be used for the DOBES web portal
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
nqn20120803-01
These recordings were collected during an morning birdwalk around the garden site, Zeri. The main local consultant was Jimmy Nébni, who wore a head-mounted microphone and provided commentary. Researchers Chris Healey, Nick Evans and Julia Colleen Miller elicited bird names and stories along the way. Bird song was also collected using a shotgun microphone. Many unnamed participants went on this walk. Key to the audio files naming (all audio tracks were recorded simultaneously using the 4 channel Zoom H4N): = audio track recorded using Zoom H4N's onboard stereo microphone. Content includes comments by those people near the main consultant. hm = AKG C520 headmounted mic for high quality recordings of Nen bird names and commentary. sg = Audio Tecnica AT8015 shotgun mic focusing on collecting bird song along the walk. hmsg = the blended track of the headmounted and shotgun track, with boosted volume for the birdsong. This creates a track with the birdsongs and commentary by the speaker. Track 03 contains a story in Nen about kaeko nests approx 36 minutes into track. Kaeko does not build its own nest. It takes over some other bird's nest. This story has been collected a couple of times. The amusing zo story is at the end of this final track and has been extracted, transcribed, and translated. Keywords: birds; mammals; insects
idi20131005-01
Joe Masa from Dimsisi tells a series of bird stories in Idi. Audio and video collected. Keywords: Narrative; Birds
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