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Title:Mathias interviews his grandfather, Samuel
0136-Mathias interviews his grandfather, Samuel
A description and documentation of Avatime
Contributor:Mathias Mahunu (Interviewer)
Samuel Mahunu (Consultant)
Rebecca Defina (Researcher)
Description:Mathias interviews his grandfather, Samuel, about how to get to places, what Vane used to be like and how he thinks things will be in the future, we also do the time in space experiment. Rebecca asked Mathias to find some elderly Avatime people who didn't speak English that would be happy to be interviewed. He found three such people. Rebecca and Mathias sat down and discussed the questions to be asked, the main goals of these interviews were to get directions, past and future changes stories and to run the time in space experiment with people who didn't speak English. Samuel was the second elderly person he interviewed. The time in space experiment was designed by researchers at and affiliated with the MPI for psycholinguistics. It aims to investigate the how people map time onto space, for instance is the past behind, to the left or east of the speaker. The experiment consists of two parts. In the first part people are given sets of 4 cards showing a temporal sequence and asked to arrange them. In the second part the experimenter points to a place directly in front of them and fairly close by and tells them that this is the middle part of whatever sequence for instance midday or Wednesday in the sequence Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. The experimenter then asks them to point to the preceding and following times such as sunrise and sunset. The interview is conducted in Avatime, occasionally Rebecca and Mathias use some English. Mathias conducts the interview, Samuel answers. Rebecca mainly listens but also at times suggested which question should be asked next.
Language_Name: Avatime Language_Region: Africa Language_Country: Ghana Project_Status: Complete Year: 2008 Start_Date: 2008-05-01 End_Date: 2008-12-31
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI583567%23
Publisher:Saskia Van Putten
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)
Undetermined language
Avatime (Dominant)
Subject (ISO639):und


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Citation: Mathias Mahunu (Interviewer); Samuel Mahunu (Consultant); Rebecca Defina (Researcher). 2008-11-20. Saskia Van Putten.
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