The Documentation of Eibela: An archive of Eibela language materials from the Bosavi region


The Documentation of Eibela: An archive of Eibela language materials from the Bosavi region

Language: Eibela
Depositor: Grant Aiton
Location: Papua New Guinea
Deposit Id: 0395
ELDP Id: SG0388
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
This project documents Eibela, also called Aimele (ISO-639 AIL), as part of a PhD project at James Cook University which will ultimately produce 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. This project involved a three month fieldtrip to Lake Campbell in order to record and analyze the language, and support the production and archival of an annotated corpus of audio and video recordings.

Group represented
Eibela has approximately 300 speakers living primarily in Lake Campbell in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Some speakers have migrated south to the nearby village of Wawoi Falls, and a handful of speakers reside in communities north of Lake Campbell. These communities are situated south-west of Mount Bosavi along the border between Western Province and Southern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea.

Language information
The Eibela language is also referred to as Aimele. Closely related languages include Kaluli, Kasua, and Sonia, but only Kaluli has a significant amount of published linguistic and anthropological literature.

Special characteristics
Eibela has not been previously described beyond small word lists by SIL researchers. These documentation materials represent the only compilation of primary recordings and linguistic analysis of the Eibela language.

Deposit contents
While this archive is still under constructon, it will ultimately contain materials collected and produced in the course of multiple field trips to Lake Campbell and surrounding villages during the course of a PhD project based on the documentation and description of the Eibela language. These materials include audio and video recordings of narratives, public speeches, conversations, and songs along with the accompanying transcriptions and annotations of the speech. In addition, linguistic analysis and writing, including a grammar sketch, word lists, and field notes, are included.

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Acknowledgement
Users of any part of the deposit should acknowledge Grant Aiton as the data collector and researcher. Users should also acknowledge the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, and James Cook University as funders. The materials may be cited in the following format: Aiton, Grant. 2016. The Documentation of Eibela: An archive of Eibela language materials from the Bosavi region (Western Province, Papua New Guinea). London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI1013856. Accessed on [insert date here].

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Grant Aiton
Affiliation: James Cook University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 April 26 to 2018 April 26
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This is a typed transcription of page 1 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Job Usaye.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a typed transcription of pages 1-2 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Job Usaye.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a typed transcription of page 2 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Job Usaye, Sawaka Bubusuwe, and Hopa.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a typed transcription of page 3 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Job Usaye and Hopa.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a typed transcription of page 3 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Sawaka Bubusuwe.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a typed transcription of page 4 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Job Usaye and Hopa.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a typed transcription of page 44 of the fieldwork notebook ailoa0013. This includes words and phrases given by Stalone Sapai and Sapai Ugei from February 25 to March 3, 2013 Job Usaye and Hopa.

Recorded on: 2016-02-17




This is a collection of handwritten transcriptions for the fieldwork period lasting from February 27 to May 1, 2013.

Recorded on: 2016-02-01




This is a note book containing mostly wordlists and observations, and also the transcriptions of one text.

Recorded on: 2016-02-01




This is a collection of handwritten transcriptions for the fieldwork period lasting from April 25 to July 5, 2013.

Recorded on: 2016-02-01