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A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Description:Video recording of the funeral of Geoffrey Adjabeng. Recorded by Rebecca and 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).
The whole funeral ceremony is video recorded: church service, several people's speeches, carrying the coffin to the cemetery and the actual burying.
No Avatime was spoken on this recording, the entire funeral was carried out in English and Ewe.
The recording was made using a JVC Everio digital video camera. The file is saved in MPEG2 format with 3400 kbps video encoding rate and 256 kbps audio encoding rate. The aspect ratio is 4:3 and the size of the video is 352 x 576. It is recorded in PAL format.
There are several recordings of the wake-keeping that was held the night before this funeral. These are: - wake01-bring-body_WB - wake02-song - wake03-song - wake04-being-late_KAdj - wake05-conv-greetings - wake06-gather_AG - wake07-speeches-misc - wake08-songs-conv - wake09-song - wake10-song - wake11-song - wake12-women-come - wake13-conv-greetings - wake14-thanks - wake15-closing_AG
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
English language
Ewe language
Subject (ISO639):eng


Archive:  The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0016-7768-D
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: n.a. 2008-09-27. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_GH iso639_eng iso639_ewe

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Country: United KingdomGhana
Area: AfricaEurope

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