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KG of Wimsa talking to the people about ID’s, birth certificates, etc.
No sound the first 8:31 minutes, after that sound very soft.
Two subjects were asked to watch the staged events movie clips on a laptop and one person was asked to describe what he saw to the other.
00-26 AN and FE, bad light, hardly any interaction.
ǀKhomxa Khoeda Junior Primary School, grade one
teacher Mi teaches Khoekhoe, cardinal directions.
Questions and Responses in =Akhoe Hai//om
This session contains the audio and video files of the examples used in the article Questions and Responses in =Akhoe Hai//om by Gertie Hoymann. Published in 2010 in The Journal of Pragmatics 42: 2726-2740.
This paper examines =Ākhoe Hai//om, a Khoe language of the Khoisan family spoken in
Northern Namibia. I document the way questions are posed in natural conversation, the
actions the questions are used for and the manner in which they are responded to.
I show that in this language speakers rely most heavily on content questions. I also find
that speakers of =Ākhoe Hai//om address fewer questions to a specific individual than
would be expected from prior research on Indo European languages. Finally, I discuss some
possible explanations for these findings.
Instruction: one person has the instructions for a Lego car, this person has to verbally instruct the other person how to build it.
A big meddlesome audience is present.
00:00 – 39:10 Si and DV
17:00 “barrier” is removed
Task ends and “communal play” starts.