OLAC Record

Title:Static postures matching game 2
Lowland Chontal Documentation
Contributor (consultant):anacleto
Description:Two teams played a matching game consisting of photos of figures (such as balls, pots, and bottles) arranged in various postures with respect to grounds (such as in basket, on ground, or in tree). The teams were composed as two against one: a younger semi-speaker assisted an older skilled speaker (with poor eyesight) to describe a photo, and then a second younger semi-speaker picked out the corresponding photo from his pile. The three men are at a table in a patio, with a curtain between the two sets of photos. The matching task was developed by Birgit Hellwig at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen to elicit descriptions of posturals and static locations in the Chadic language Goemai.
The Lowland Chontal Documentation project began as a dissertation project at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1997-2001), continued at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (2002-2004), and was finished through a post-doctoral research grant funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2004-2007). The goals of the dissertation research were (1) to investigate the formal, semantic, and discourse-functional profiles of predicates used to describe events of change of location, change of position, and change of state, and (2) to produce a grammatical sketch of the language in a descriptive and discourse-functional framework. The post-doctoral documentation project encompassed both linguistic and anthropological investigation. The goals of this larger project were (1) to produce a Chontal-English-Spanish dictionary, (2) to produce a comprehensive description of the grammar of Lowland Chontal, (3) to document the cultural heritage of the Chontalpa with respect to the land itself, and (4) to create an electronic archive of all audio and video materials and related texts.
Publisher:Loretta O'Connor
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; Volkswagen Foundation
static posture
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal language
Chontal de Oaxaca - Costa
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):clo


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DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: anacleto (consultant); andrés (consultant); simón (consultant); loretta. 2002-08-24. Loretta O'Connor.
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