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A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (consultant):Susan
Contributor (researcher):Saskia
Description:Session with two students at the Junior Secondary School, including frog story and interviews.
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).
First the students were asked for some names of objects and then Saskia put the objects in different locations and the children were asked where the objects were. Then Susan was given the frog story picture book and was asked to tell Richard the story. Then Susan and Richard interviewed each other about what they did yesterday, what they did and were going to do that day and what they wanted to do when they grew up.
Saskia explained the frog story and interview tasks in English, the students carried them out in Avatime.
Saskia led the session, Susan told the frog story, Susan and Richard interviewed each other.
Susan is a student at the Junior Secondary School in Vane. We worked with her several times. She seems to be clever and was very good at all the tasks we have asked her to do. She grew up in Vane.
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.
Richard is a student at the Junior Secondary School in Vane. We worked with him once. He grew up in Vane.
The recording was made using a Marantz PMD flash recorder. The recording is mono, 16 bit and 48 kHz.
The frog story has been cut out and saved as a separate file: frog_SN.
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Elicitation session
frog_story, future, activities
Avatime language
English language
Subject (ISO639):avn


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Citation: Susan (consultant); Saskia (researcher); Richard (consultant). 2008-09-26. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_GH iso639_avn iso639_eng

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Country: United KingdomGhana
Area: AfricaEurope

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