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Title:RS0809232
A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (consultant):Sammy
Contributor (researcher):Rebecca
Saskia
Coverage:Ghana
Date:2008-09-23
Description:Elicitation with Sammy, investigating the language used to describe sensory perception. We then did some work on modals
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).
We asked Sammy to translate sensory predicates from English to investigate how sensory perception is described in Avatime. We then did some work on modals. This is the session where I first got good evidence that the a- future tense really wasn't a future.
English was the language of discussions and elicitation, Avatime was the target language
Saskia and Rebecca questioned Sammy
Rebecca Defina is one of the researchers in this project. She did her bachelors in Linguistics and Mathematics at the University of Sydney and her research master in Linguistics at Leiden University. She started PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in 2010. She grew up in Australia and now lives in the Netherlands.
Sammy was one of our main informants for this project. He was born in Vane and has lived there most of his life. He has also spent some time in Accra. He speaks good English and Ewe.
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.
The recording was made using a Marantz PMD flash recorder. The recording is mono, 16 bit and 48 kHz.
Format:audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-6EF8-E
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Unknown
perception, senses, modals, future
Avatime language
English language
Subject (ISO639):avn
eng
Type:audio

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Citation: Rebecca (researcher); Sammy (consultant); Saskia (researcher). 2008-09-23. 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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