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Title:R0811251
A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (consultant):Adzoyo
Contributor (researcher):Rebecca
Coverage:Ghana
Date:2008-11-25
Description:Elicitation session on lexical aspect
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).
Rebecca asks Da Adzoyo to translate sentences from English into Avatime and asks him to make grammaticality judgements about sentences she has made. She also asks him to come up with contexts for when he would use particular sentences. This was all aimed at probing the lexical aspect properties of 20 Avatime verbs and forms a series of eliciation sessions conducted with Sammy, Mathias, Da Adzoyo and Fo Yao.
English was the language of discussions and elicitation, Avatime was the target language
Rebecca questioned Da Adzoyo
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.
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.
Format:audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-745C-1
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:lexical aspect
English language
Avatime language
Subject (ISO639):eng
avn
Type:audio

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Citation: Rebecca (researcher); Adzoyo (consultant). 2008-11-25. 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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