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A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (researcher):Rebecca
Contributor (speaker):Happy
Description:pear story, chicken story, groundnut soup recipe
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).
Happy watched the pear film (Chafe, 1975) and then told Mawutor what she had seen. Mawutor then watched the Givon chicken film and told Happy what he had seen. Happy then told Rebecca how to make Groundnut soup.
English was the language of discussions and elicitation, Avatime was the target language
Happy told Mawutor the pear story, Mawutor told Happy the chicken story, Happy told Rebecca how to make groundnut soup
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.
Happy is a student at the Junior High School in Vane, she grew up in Vane.
Mawutor is a student at the Junior High School in Vane, he grew up in Vane.
The recording was made using a Marantz PMD flash recorder. The recording is mono, 16 bit and 48 kHz.
Pieces of this have been cut out and transcribed in other sessions. See pear story and chicken_MN.
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:pear chicken
English language
Avatime language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Rebecca (researcher); Happy (speaker); Mawutor. 2008-10-08. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
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Country: United KingdomGhana
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