Longitudinal Documentation of Sign Language Acquisition in a Deaf Village in Bali


Longitudinal Documentation of Sign Language Acquisition in a Deaf Village in Bali

Language: Kata Kolok
Depositor: Connie de Vos
Location: Indonesia
Deposit Id: 0124
Grant id: SG0140
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
This collection contains documentation on the acquisition of Kata Kolok, a rural signing variety of Bali, over an extensive period of time.

Group represented
Deaf children acquiring Kata Kolok

Language information
Kata Kolok is a rural signing variety of Bali that emerged in response to a sudden rise in the incidence of deafness. The language has been the primary means of communication of at least 5 subsequent generations of deaf signers in social, lithurgical, professional, and educational settings. It has a number of structural characteristics that are unusual compared to other sign languages; most notably, Kata Kolok signers prefer an absolute Frame of Reference in spatial description. here are currently 48 deaf signers, and 1,200 hearing community members use Kata kolok with varying degrees of proficiency. The language is threatened by the increasing number of sign-bilinguals using Indonesian Sign Language in addition to Kata Kolok, as well as recent changes in marital patterns.

Deposit contents
The Kata Kolok child signing corpus was recorded and collected by Ketut Kanta and Connie de Vos (the current depositor).

During initial documentation activities (2007-2009) two deaf children were filmed at least once a month from the ages of 1;11 and 2;0 until 3;9 and 4;2 respectively.

The second section of the corpus resumes recording of these two deaf children at ages of 6;3 and 6;4 for another 12 months. In addition, the video recordings include a deaf child who did not start to acquire Kata Kolok until the age of 5. During this phase of the project the depositor was also able to produce more indepth metadata as well as more video transcriptions.

Deposit history
Initial documentation activities (2007-2009) were supported by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics as part of a PhD project (de Vos 2012). Further recordings as well as indepth metadata and video annotations (2011-2012) were funded by ELDP (SG0140). Currently, longitudinal documentation of child signing are ongoing with the birth of the first deaf baby of generation 6 born to deaf parents in 2014.

Other information
Short description Documentation of Kata Kolok, a village sign language of Indonesia.

Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Connie de Vos
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2020 February 28 to 2020 February 28
Deposit hits:1
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PU, P2, and P3 are at home sitting in the floor.

Recorded on: 2008-05-23

Keywords: Kata Kolok - Discourse - Connie de Vos - Ketut Kanta - P3 - P2 - PU - RD - NE - RG



In the recording, the child is sitting in his mother's lap, drinking a bottle of water.

Recorded on: 2007-05-07




Deaf children are gathered at the research assistant's house, sitting and chatting casually.

Recorded on: 2007-08-26

Keywords: Kata Kolok - Discourse - Connie de Vos - Ketut Kanta - DD - SY - P2 - SS - P3



Deaf children are gathered at the research assistant's house, sitting and chatting casually.

Recorded on: 2007-08-26

Keywords: Kata Kolok - Discourse - Connie de Vos - Ketut Kanta - DD - SY - P2 - SS - P3



Child is chatting with his parents and older sister at the researcher's residence in the village. The child is interested in his sister's cell-phone.

Recorded on: 2007-08-22




This recording was made at Sn&SK's house and later at SU&PU's house in the central village. Deaf children are playing (and being a bit bored) while the parents are preparing a Hindu ceremony.

Recorded on: 2008-07-01

Keywords: Kata Kolok - Discourse - Connie de Vos - Ketut Kanta - SS - LI - P1 - SJ - P2 - P3



Deaf and hearing visiting NG's house.

Recorded on: 2012-07-08

Keywords: Kata Kolok - Discourse - P3 - Ketut Kanta - I Gede Primantara - Connie de Vos - SS - SK - SU - SGC4 - NG - P1 - P2 - KB - PU - SGC1 - RD - San - AR



Deaf and hearing visiting NG's house.

Recorded on: 2012-07-03




Deaf family chatting at NG's house.

Recorded on: 2012-06-26




Deaf and hearing adults have gathered in SA's garden (grandfather of P3) to chat informally.

Recorded on: 2007-09-09

Keywords: Kata Kolok - Discourse - Connie de Vos - PU - Ketut Kanta - KW - KR - PA - SU - SY - SS - P3