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Contributor (consultant):Adzoyo
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: Da Adzoyo and Rebecca were facing slightly west of south (190 degrees). I was on Da Adzoyo's right. Da Adzoyo arranged the crosby, chicken, dog and banana pictures all L to R. Da Adzoyo understood the pointing task quite well and pointed as follows: monday behind tuesday still in front of her wednesday forward (more so than the tuesday prompt) when she was a baby back when she will be very old forward (arm straight meant to indicate that it's a long way away) last month back next month forward last year back next year forward sunrise back sunset forward Test points: right and left no problems NSEW, she had to think for a while and then pointed quite accurately though her north (which we started with was a little eastwards of compass north) forward and back no problems I also asked about uptown and downtown (two directions used often in Avatime direction descriptions) she pointed left and up a little for uptown and right and down for downtown (both accurate).
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0016-740D-E
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: Rebecca (researcher); Adzoyo (consultant). n.d. MPI corpora : Language and Cognition : africa : Avatime : Shared.
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Area: AfricaEurope

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