OLAC Record

A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (consultant):Mawulolo
Judith Amedo
Description:Mawulolo and Judith do the lego route description task and discuss what they think things will be like in the future. Audio and video recorded.
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).
Mawulolo and Judith play the lego route description task (Wilkins 1993). Each of the participants is sitting in front of an abstract duplo town. They cannot see each others towns. The two towns are identical, except that in one there is a chain which symbolizes a path. Each participant also has a duplo doll. The participant who is sitting in front of the town with the chain in it, is the director and the other participant is the matcher. The director has to move the duplo doll along the chain while explaining the route to the matcher, so that the matcher can follow the director's movements with his/her duplo doll. When they are finished, the matcher can look at the director's landscape and the two can discuss what, if anything, went wrong.
English was the language of discussions and elicitation, Avatime was the target language
Mawulolo and Judith take turns as director and matcher in the lego route description task and then discuss what they think things will be like in the future.
Mawulolo is a student at the Junior Secondary School in Vane. We worked with her twice. Both times she was very talkative, but also not very serious about the things we asked her to do. She is 16 years old and comes from Vane.
Judith is a student at the Junior High School in Vane. She was born in Vane and her parents were both also from Vane.
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.
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Avatime language
English language
Subject (ISO639):avn


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Citation: Mawulolo (consultant); Judith Amedo (consultant). 2008-10-15. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
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Country: United KingdomGhana
Area: AfricaEurope

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