OLAC Record

Title:Semi-Structured Elicitation - Word Order 03
Documentation of the Kelabit language, Sarawak, Malaysia
Contributor (annotator):Charlotte Hemmings
Contributor (researcher):Charlotte Hemmings
Contributor (speaker):Florance Lapu Apu
Description:A semi-structured elicitation session in which Charlotte and Florance discuss word order using colour coded word cards (red = verb, blue = noun etc.). The cards were rearranged on the table to create sentences with different word orders which were then judged for their acceptability. In this recording, we continue building sentences with the transitive verb 'eat' in different voice forms (kuman 'AV.eat', nekuman 'AV.PFV.eat', kenen 'UV.IRR.eat' and kinan 'UV.PFV.eat') plus an actor (the pronouns uih '1SG.NOM' and kuh '1SG.GEN') and an undergoer (the noun bua' kaber 'pineapple'). The recording explores word order in transitive clauses with question particles (ken); auxiliaries (la' 'want to') and question words (iih 'who', enun 'what', ngapeh 'where', idan 'when'). There is also an attempt to elicit different focus domains (argument focus, predicate focus, sentence focus) and explore the effect on word order in question and answer pairs. Finally, there is discussion of word order relating to particles, e.g. tebey', men, teh and neh. Note that the glossing of sentences with particles in the ELAN transcript is provisional. The following equipment was used: Zoom H4N, Stereo Mic, wind gag. The recording is in stereo and wav format.
This is a project documenting and describing the Kelabit language of Northern Sarawak, Malaysia. It includes directed elicitation sessions and naturalistic texts in a range of genres, transcribed and translated in ELAN. The project was funded by a scholarship from the Wolfson Foundation
Born in Pa Main, currently lives in Bario
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1312834%23
Publisher:Charlotte Hemmings
University of Oxford
Kelabit language
Kelabit - Bario
English language
Subject (ISO639):kzi


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1312834
DateStamp:  2019-07-26
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Citation: Charlotte Hemmings (researcher); Charlotte Hemmings (annotator); Florance Lapu Apu (speaker). 2014-08-19. Charlotte Hemmings.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_MY iso639_eng iso639_kzi

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Country: United KingdomMalaysia
Area: AsiaEurope

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