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A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (consultant):Adzoyo
Contributor (researcher):Saskia
Description:Saskia presents the scenes from the 'come and go questionnaire' to Da Adzoyo. Annotated in ELAN by Saskia.
The Avatime project aims to describe and document Avatime. The researchers involved in this project are Rebecca Defina and Saskia van Putten. The project included fieldwork in Ghana in 2008 and was completed in 2009. Outcomes of the project are: (1) audio and video recordings of different genres, of which 13,5 hours have been transcribed and annotated, (2) an Avatime-English wordlist, (3) grammar notes and (4) two Master's theses, one on the expression of motion in Avatime (Saskia van Putten) and one on aspect and mood in Avatime (Rebecca Defina).
Saskia describes motion scenes based on the scenes of the 'come and go questionnaire' (Wilkins and Hill, 1993). She asks Da Adzo to describe these imagined scenes in Avatime. Between 5 and 8 minutes into the recording, Saskia and Da Adzo talk about the clans of Avatime. Da Adzo gives the names of the clans and explains where these clans are located.
Saskia explains situations in English and Da Adzo gives the Avatime sentences to describe these situations.
Saskia van Putten is one of the researchers in this project. She did her bachelor in Languages and Cultures of Africa and her research master in Linguistics, both at Leiden University. She started PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in 2009. Saskia grew up and still lives in the Netherlands.
Da Adzo was one of our main consultants. She has helped us transcribe and translate recordings, helped us in elicitation sessions and gave us cultural information. She was born in Vane, moved to Accra after she got married and moved back to Vane at 62.
The recording was made using a Marantz PMD flash recorder. The recording is mono, 16 bit and 48 kHz.
Annotated by Saskia.
Exported from ELAN file.
Wilkins, David P. and Deborah Hill. 1993. Preliminary 'COME' and 'GO' questionnaire. In Eve Danziger and Deborah Hill eds., Manual for the space stimuli kit 1.2, 29-46. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Anthropology Research Group. For more information about the system of clans in Vane, see political_organization_of_Avatime
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Elicitation session
come_and_go, motion
Avatime language
English language
Subject (ISO639):avn


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Citation: Saskia (researcher); Adzoyo (consultant). 2008-11-14. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
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Country: United KingdomGhana
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