OLAC Record

Title:Bird-naming task 2
Documentation of Eibela
Contributor (researcher):Grant
Contributor (speaker):Sapai
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:This is a recording of a bird naming task in which a participant was asked to name birds shown to them in pictures. When the participant recognized and named a bird, the researcher provides the English common name. From this task, a list of bird names in Eibela was created. This session includes the audio file of the naming task and the resulting list of bird names with English translations.
This project consists in the documentation of Eibela, also called Aimele (ISO-639 AIL), as part of a PhD project at James Cook University which will ultimately result in a grammar of the language along with a dictionary and a corpus of texts. Eibela is a severely endangered language with 300 speakers in Lake Campbell, Western Province in Papua New Guinea.
The participants view birds and either state the name of the bird in Eibela, or say that they do not recognize the bird species.
Dikino and Sapai are Eibela men who are participating in the naming task, while Grant is a researcher showing the pictures and transcribing the resulting bird names. Nicks is an Eibela man who is mostly spectation, but offers occassional comments.
Sapai is the head deacon and prominent community leader. Date of birth is approximate.
PhD Researcher conducting research on the Eibela language
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1049863%23
Publisher:Grant Aiton
James Cook University
Picture naming
Aimele language
English language
Subject (ISO639):ail


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1049863
DateStamp:  2018-09-26
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Citation: Sapai (speaker); Grant (researcher). 2013-04-01. Grant Aiton.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_ail iso639_eng

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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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