OLAC Record

Title:Story Telling at Xia's Home
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 (photographer):Fu
Contributor (recorder):Gao
Contributor (speaker):Niwenggan
Description:These photos were taken at the teacher Xia’s (Xia Fudong) home, 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: Niwenggan and Gaodengzha, Jingqi Fu (researcher) and Tianjun Gao (technician). Niwenggan’s story telling session is named bani_fu0030.
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.
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.
Niwenggan is a Shaman who is invited to perform rituals at other people's home.
Lead researcher
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1200022%23
Publisher:Jingqi Fu
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Northern Bai language
Bai, Northern
Mandarin Chinese language
Subject (ISO639):bfc


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1200022
DateStamp:  2019-02-19
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Search Info

Citation: Gao (recorder); Niwenggan (speaker); Fu (photographer). 2017-07-10. Jingqi Fu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_bfc iso639_cmn

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Country: China
Area: Asia

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