OLAC Record

Title:Semi-Structured Elicitation - Word Order 02
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 built 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'). Basic sentences were formed from the verb plus an actor (the pronouns uih '1SG.NOM' and kuh '1SG.GEN') and an undergoer (the noun bua' kaber 'pineapple'). There is some discussion of the contexts in which different word orders are used. In the second half of the recording, we discuss the position of other elements in clause, e.g. time adverbials (ngimalem 'yesterday'), adjuncts (luun asu' 'on the stool') and auxiliaries (.e.g. kereb 'able to' & pengeh 'already'). Finally, there is also discussion of word order using the IV verb form penekul 'used to spoon up' and the nouns tekul 'spoon' (instrument), kuh '1SG.GEN' (actor) and nuba' 'rice' (undergoer). 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=MPI1312835%23
Publisher:Charlotte Hemmings
University of Oxford
Kelabit language
Kelabit - Bario
English language
Subject (ISO639):kzi


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DateStamp:  2019-07-08
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Citation: Charlotte Hemmings (researcher); Charlotte Hemmings (annotator); Florance Lapu Apu (speaker). 2014-08-18. Charlotte Hemmings.
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Country: United KingdomMalaysia
Area: AsiaEurope

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