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DVO: Jimmy and Michael
Contributor (researcher):Professor Nicholas Evans
Dr. Penelope Johnson
Contributor (speaker):Michael (Binzawa) Idaba
Pastor Blag Teräb
Jimmy Nébni
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Morehead District, Western Province
Description:Family problems (DVO) picture task, a structured task for gathering enriched language data for descriptive, comparative, and documentary purposes, focusing on the domain of social cognition. The task involves collaborative narrative problem-solving and retelling by a pair or small group of language speakers, and was developed as an aid to investigating grammatical categories relevant to social cognition. The pictures set up a dramatic story in which participants can feel empathetic involvement with the characters, and trace individual motivations, mental and physical states, and points of view. The data-gathering task allows different cultural groups to imbue the pictures with their own experiences, concerns, and conventions, and stimulates the spontaneous use of previously under-recorded linguistic structures. We ar-gue that stimulus-based elicitation tasks that are designed to stimulate a range of speech types (descriptions, dialogic interactions, narrative) within the single task contribute quan-titatively and qualitatively to language documentation, and provide an important means of gathering spontaneous but broadly parallel, and thus comparable, linguistic data. For more information, read the article here: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/4504/1/sanroque.pdf Speakers: Jimmy Nébni and Michael Binzawa for first two phases, joined by Pastor Blag for the last phases. Session is split between two files. Jimmy is recorded with the AKG C520 head-mounted mic with the Zoom H4N. Michael's audio is captured with the onboard Zoom microphone. See field notebook NE2012, p.166 for other data from the recording. Note that pictures were given out in a non-standard order – the instructions for the standard order were missing. Nonetheless this was a very lively and interesting telling. Unusual aspect of the interpretation is that it was the man who had been playing around, and his wife then accuses him when he gets home, leading him to attack her in rage and guilt. The placement of the picture of the man standing under the sun is interpreted as him thinking about the wrongness of his actions after he has struck his wife – but before the police arrive. Order of giving out cards: 1. Walking to market 2. Freedom 3. In court 4. Gossip 5. Harvesting pumpkins 6. Refusing drink 7. Leaving gaol 8. Drinking scene 9. Returning home 10. He said she said 11. Police 12. Imagined homecoming in cell 13. Fight 14. Dreading punishment 15. Storytelling about gaol 16. In cell. Order of placing cards in story 1. Pumpkins 2. Walking to market 3. Refusing drink 4. Drinking scene 5. Gossip 6. He said she said 7. Fight 8. Freedom/moon 9. Returning home 10. Police 11. In court 12. Dreading punishment 13. In cell 14. Imagined homecoming 15. Leaving gaol 16. Storytelling about gaol. Keywords: Elicitation; Family Problems
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0022-3462-E
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Morehead
Language (ISO639):nqn
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Nen language
English language
Subject (ISO639):nqn
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0022_3462_E
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Citation: Professor Nicholas Evans (researcher); Michael (Binzawa) Idaba (speaker); Dr. Penelope Johnson (researcher); Pastor Blag Teräb (speaker); Jimmy Nébni (speaker). n.d. DoBeS archive : Morehead.
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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
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