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Attempt at eliciting talk about “mad” actions, talking about retarded boy; spontaneous discourse related to fishing.
Collecting the Idi plantnames based on the Nen plant names collected 1 week earlier. Speakers: Wasang Baio, Jimmy Nébni Idi-speaking women living in Bimadbn help with Idi plant name elicitation: Yowal Yirémb (Dimsisi) Pastor Sobae is her husband Wendy Songa (married to Goi) Wata Ymta (widow of Dibod) Sergo Daiba married to Songa Bill Dewara from Sibidiri, married into Dimsisi (joins in on track 04) IMAGE INFORMATION: idi20110919-01-NEc01.JPG: Jimmy Nébni recording the names of the idi plant name elicitation participants. Idaba Bautp (not participating, but interested), Waka Ymta, Yowal Yirémb, Wendy Songa. idi20110919-01-NEc02.JPG: Nick Evans with Wasang Baio (deceased, 2015). Wasang was Nick’s Idi language consultant for his field methods course taught at the 2011 Linguistic institute in Boulder, Colorado. idi20110919-01-NEc03.JPG: Jimmy Nébni with long-time friend Bill Dewara who is an Idi speaker originally from Sibidiri idi20110919-01-NEc04.JPG: Srga Daeba offers her name for the recording. Keywords: Plants; elicitation
Minimal pairs 1
This recording follows some pre-fieldwork preparatin questions aimed at checking some potential minimal pairs. I anounce the wrong date in this. It's actually 20140503.
Explanations and comments for scenes of the "Picture Series for Positional Verbs", designed by Ameka, de Witte and Wilkins (1999).
Garani, near Ranger's Park. ER's grandson, Ayden, is also present. Lexical elicitation. birds GW uses binders with pictures. Each picture is circulated around participants and information about names, uses etc is recorded.
The researcher worked with a Trumai consultant, recording sentences in isolation.
Elicitation of words with different accompaniments to alveolar click (PCQuirer incl. audio).
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
Nakre Abia goes through the Southern New Guinea word list and minimal pairs for vowel analysis with Christian and Julia. She is wearing a head-mounted mic, so her voice is very clear. The video was to capture gestural information to assist in the segmental analysis. The audio file was from the head-mounted mic connected to the PMD661 Marantz recorder. The video audio is from the video camera. The two have not been syncronised. Keywords: Word list; Elisitation; Phonetics
Moklum - grammatical recordings
A recording in which Samchom Ngemu speaks about some aspects of grammar. This consists of the following media file: SDM31-2009Tascam-001:Duration 2’36” The details of this file are as follows: SDM31-2009Tascam-001:Duration 2’36”:Sentence agreement examples
Trip out to Auvergne station. ER's grandchildren are around and are heard on the recording. This is a false start. ER talking to children .
Hakhun - Words for ‘song’ and ‘dance’
A recording in which Phulim Hakhun and Khithung give the Words for ‘song’ and ‘dance’ This consists of the following media file: SDM23-2009Tascam-015:Duration 1’37” The details of this file are as follows: SDM23-2009Tascam-015:Duration 1’37”:Discussion of the difference between asi, abo and alom ‘sing’ ~’dance’
Elicitation about positional verbs.