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Title:Re-speaking of session entitled 'Nya-Anthropology-02_BK'
A Documentation of Bati Language and Oral Traditions
Contributor (consultant):MBESSI MAKONDO
Contributor (researcher):NGUE UM
Description:Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between (a) consultant(s) and (a) researcher(s), based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media (audio or video) are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process (playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher) is then recorded from pre-set devices (digital voice recorder or/and camcorder
The project to Document aspects of Bati language and oral traditions is an original idea of Dr Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso, who had initially surveyed the Bati speech area as part of a pilot research project granted by the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation of the Republic of Cameroon. Based on the results of this pilot research which have revealed a situation of critical endangerment of Bati language and ancestral practices, the idea to submit a major documentation project to ELDP has matured. The project has eventually been submitted during the 2015 funding round with Dr Emmanuel Ngué Um as Principal Investigator, and Dr Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso as co-applicant. The project started in October 1st, 2015, and will run till the 30th of September in 2018.
Bati is the elicited language, and French the eliciting language. In cases where code-switching occurs in the course of the recording, instruction is given to the consultant to signal this to researchers.
Mbessi Makondo Gilbert as acted as one of the key informants for the research team during the first year of the project. Due to his extensive multilingualism coupled with a high sense of public network and relations, he has assisted the research team in most of their whereabouts throughout the various consultants who have agreed to lend themselves to research exercises. In some cases, Mbessi Gilbert has acted as the interviewer. This approach has been privileged in surveys dealing with anthropological, cultural and religous aspects. He had been trained by the research team in the monitoring of interviews, and in questionnaire administration, and has proven to be a talented and committed research assistant.
Assomo Celestine Ghislaine is a PhD student who is enroled in the Linguistic program at the University of Yaoundé I, Department of African Languages and Linguistics. She has completed her gratuade program in the same Department, and later on graduated with a Master's Degree in descriptive Linguistics in 2015. Ghislaine Assomo is part of the research team working on the documentation of Bati language and Oral traditions. She works on the project on a part-time basis; the remaining part of her schedule being devoted to her PhD research, which deals with aspects of Multilingualism within the broader area covered by the overall Bati Canton.
Gwladys Makon is a team research member for the Bati projet. She is enrolled in the PHD programme at the Department of African Languages and Linguistics. Makon is a PHD fellow for the Bati projet, and she is mainly concerned with providing a comprehensive grammatical description of Bati language, all three dialects inclusive. During her undergraduate study at the Department of African Languages and Linguistics at the University of Yaoundé I, Gwladys Makon has red, among others, the followingn subjets: Introduction to general linguistics, phonetics, phonology (with special emphasis on Bantu languages), introduction to sociolinguistics, language teaching, language planning, etc.
Emmanuel Ngué Um is the Principal Investigator for the Bati project. He is mainly employed at the University of Yaoundé one where he holds the position of Senior Lectuer of Linguistics, in the Departement of Cameroonian Languages and Cultures at the Higher Teacher Training School. Ngué Um is also Associate Researcher at CERDOTOLA, where he is charged with the responsibility of Archive Manager for ALORA (Archive of Languages and Oral Resources of Africa).
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1074091%23
Publisher:Ngué Um Emmanuel
International Center for Research and Documentation on African Traditions and Languages (CERDOTOLA)
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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-02-07
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Citation: MBESSI MAKONDO (consultant); ASSOMO; MAKON; NGUE UM (researcher). 2016-08-03. Ngué Um Emmanuel.

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