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A Description and Documentation of Avatime
Contributor (annotator):Saskia
Contributor (consultant):Adzoyo
Description:Da Adzo retells the frog story to 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).
Da Adzo tells a story based on the wordless picture book 'frog, where are you'. She tells the story to Saskia. They look at the pictures together and Da Adzo asks for clarification in English every now and then.
The story was told in Avatime. Some clarification questions about the pictures were asked in English.
Adzoyo tells the story to Saskia. Saskia only speaks when Adzoyo asks for clarification. She listens to the Avatime, but doesn't understand it all. The story has been transcribed and translated by Adzoyo and annotated by Saskia.
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.
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.
Contains annotations of recording, made by Saskia.
Toolbox file created from ELAN file in which the recording has been transcribed.
The picture book on which the told story is based is: Frog, where are you? by Mercer Mayer, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.
Publisher:Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
English language
Avatime language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Adzoyo (consultant); Saskia (annotator). 2008-11-27. Saskia van Putten and Rebecca Defina.
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