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Title:Second session of wordlist elicitation in Mbougue
A Documentation of Bati Language and Oral Traditions
Contributor (consultant):NGO NSUMB
Description:The second session of wordlist elicitation in Mbougue takes over the first session.
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.
Two languages are used in the course of elicitation. Bati (Kelleng variety) is the target language. We may also refer to it as the vernacular. French is the source language; it is the language in which entries are listed in the questionnaire. French is also the only medium of interaction between researchers and consulants. In the course of elicitation, consultants involed in the question and answer interaction sometimes consult with each other in Bati.
Ngo Nsumb is daughter to Nsumb Mbock André, the village Chief. She was born in the Bati Canton, but has not lived continuously in Mbougue, as her father was assigned to clerical work in Nyanon, the headquarters of the Nyanon Sub-division to which Mbougue belongs. However, she grew up speaking her ethnic language, along with other languages which are part of the areal repertoire. She attended secondary education, and moved to city, where she lived for several years. Her coming back to the village has been motivated by her mother's physical impotence on the one hand, and her father's old age on the other hand. Ngo Nsumb is the beneficiary of the labour session which has been documented the present session.
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.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1101901%23
Publisher:Ngué Um Emmanuel
International Center for Research and Documentation on African Traditions and Languages (CERDOTOLA)


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Citation: NGO NSUMB (consultant); MAKON. 2017-06-14. Ngué Um Emmanuel.

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