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Contributor:Prince Bakudie
Contributor (consultant):Kennedy
Contributor (researcher):Rebecca
Description:(Boroditsky, Lera, Alice Gaby & Stephen C. Levinson. 2008. Time in space. In Asifa Majid (ed.), Field Manual Volume 11, 52-76. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.) There are two non-linguistic tasks to assess the way people arrange time either as temporal progressions expressed in picture cards or done using small tokens or points in space to represent points in time. These non-linguistic tasks should be repeated with multiple participants as explained below. Responses are to be noted down on coding sheets and photographed and/or videotaped. For this experiment the researcher shows 4 cards to the participant which depict a temporal sequence (such as 4 stages of an apple being eaten) they are not given in the correct order. The participant's task is to arrange them in the correct order. The next set of tasks is a pointing task where the researcher points to a place directly in front of them both and says things like if this is today can you point to yesterday and tomorrow. The task is then repeated with different items at a different orientation. In this particular case: Kennedy and Rebecca were facing a little west of North (340degrees). I was on Kennedy's right and Prince was on his left. Kennedy arranged the pregnant woman, apple, duck and grandpa pictures L to R. We again had difficulty with the pointing task. He didn't understand the task. But the results are as follows: tuesday pointed up and right and behind him thursday pointed up and forward when he was a baby pointed forward and slightly right (there was a baby in front of us in this direction and I think he was pointing to it) when he would be old pointed forward and slightly right (there was an old man in this direction and I think he was pointing to him) last month pointed behind him next month pointed forward and to the right last year pointed back (I gestured first) next year pointed forward sunrise pointed right and up (I think towards where the sun actually rises) sunset pointed left and up (I think towards where the sun actually sets) Test points: pointed left and right no problem NSEW started out wrong so pointed right and slightly forward for north and left for south. Then when I asked about east he back tracked and pointed quite accurately to all 4. Forward back points accurate Also asked him to point to uptown and downtown (two direction terms that are often used in Avatime directions) and uptown was a forward and right point, downtouwn was to the ground (we were at the furthermost part of downtown and the uptown point was accurate)
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0016-7409-7
Is Part Of:MPI corpora : Language and Cognition : africa : Avatime : Shared
Language (ISO639):avn
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Avatime language
English language
Subject (ISO639):avn
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


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Citation: Prince Bakudie; Rebecca (researcher); Kennedy (consultant). n.d. MPI corpora : Language and Cognition : africa : Avatime : Shared.
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Country: United KingdomGhana
Area: AfricaEurope

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