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The speaker recites a poem, written herself.
Explanation about animals that are culturally important.
The researcher worked with a Trumai consultant. The topic were various issues of the morphosyntax of the language. The consultant provided examples and explanations.
o número de trumai sendo reduzido as narrativas foram sempre contadas nas casas na presença dos habitantes. A maioria dos mitos foi contada pelo chefe ou pelo filho d'êle.
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 2 is described.
Bochilikan Etiken
The fairytale was recorded on March 1st 2009 at the kitchen table of Zoja Afanasevna Stepanova; we had sent away her daughter and grandson so that it was very nice and quiet. Only the collector was present. Zoja Afanasevna had written down the fairytale beforehand (in order to get it all right) and more or less read it off.