OLAC Record

Title:Story of Bani People
Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
Contributor (annotator):Fu
Contributor (depositor):Gao
Contributor (speaker):Niwenggan
Description:The story session took place at the teacher Xia’s (Xia Fudong) home, in Jinman Village, on July 10, 2017. The team (Jingqi Fu and Tianjun Gao) were there to record stories. Present were Teacher Xia (translator), his mother-in-law, the two story tellers: Ni Wenggan and Gaodengzha, Jingqi Fu (researcher) and Tianjun Gao (technician). The working language is Mandarin Chinese and stories are told in Bani. This story is told by Niwenggan.
Lemo is considered a Northern Branch of the Bai language. It is spoken by 12,000 people in the Nujiang Valley of the Yunnan Province in China. Lemo culture and language faces a decline due to the encroachment of Lisu and Mandarin Chinese. The current project aims at working with the Language Community to document its language in its dynamic daily uses and cultural performances. It will produce a working orthography, a language learning manual, partially annotated digital audio and video materials that represent the cultural and linguistic practices, a dictionary, and a sketch grammar.
The story tells how the "rooster" tribe, a branch of Bani people have progressed throughout the history, from early days of tribalism to the current day.
Aguangjin: story teller Baoganguang: listener Fu: recorder and annotator
Lead researcher
Niwenggan is a Shaman who is invited to perform rituals at other people's home.
Gao is a post-doc in linguistics. He specializes in big data analysis. For the project he helps with all technical aspects, including depositing, designing software for the ease of transcription.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1196144%23
Publisher:Jingqi Fu
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Subject:story telling
Northern Bai language
Bai, Northern
Mandarin Chinese language
Standard Language
Subject (ISO639):bfc


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1196144
DateStamp:  2019-02-19
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Citation: Fu (annotator); Niwenggan (speaker); Gao (depositor). 2017-07-15. Jingqi Fu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_bfc iso639_cmn

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Country: China
Area: Asia

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