A documentation of Bati language and oral traditions


A documentation of Bati language and oral traditions

Language: Bati
Depositor: Emmanuel Ngue Um
Location: Cameroon
Deposit Id: 0421
ELDP Id: MDP0332
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
The documentation of Bati language and oral traditions aims at creating a repository of language and cultural data representative of the five varieties spoken in the Bati Canton, in the Littoral region of Cameroon.

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Curated
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Depositor

Emmanuel Ngue Um
Affiliation: Cerdotola & The University of Yaounde I

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Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between (a) consultant(s) and (a) researcher(s), based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media (audio or video) are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process (playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher) is then recorded from pre-set devices (digital voice recorder or/and camcorder

Recorded on: 2016-07-25




Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between a consultants and a researchers, based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media audio or video are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher is then recorded from pre-set devices digital voice recorder or/and camcorder

Recorded on: 2016-07-27




Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between (a) consultant(s) and (a) researcher(s), based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media (audio or video) are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process (playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher) is then recorded from pre-set devices (digital voice recorder or/and camcorder

Recorded on: 2016-08-03

Keywords: Stimuli - Nyambat



Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between (a) consultant(s) and (a) researcher(s), based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media (audio or video) are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process (playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher) is then recorded from pre-set devices (digital voice recorder or/and camcorder

Recorded on: 2016-08-03




Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between (a) consultant(s) and (a) researcher(s), based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media (audio or video) are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process (playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher) is then recorded from pre-set devices (digital voice recorder or/and camcorder

Recorded on: 2016-07-25




Back-recording are those which document elicitation sessions between (a) consultant(s) and (a) researcher(s), based on previously recorded data. During a back-recording session, pre-recorded media (audio or video) are played back on ELAN, to both the consultant and the researcher. Playback of media files is carried out into smaller portions corresponding each to an ELAN annotation slot. Depending on the sound quality of a given slot, playback may be repeated two or more times. The entire process (playback and responses of the informant, as well as comments from the researcher) is then recorded from pre-set devices (digital voice recorder or/and camcorder

Recorded on: 2016-07-27




This session deals with basic expressions and terms which are common in every day language use. The interview is orchestrated in a similus-response mode using a questionnaire of pre-defined terms and expressions.

Recorded on: 2015-12-05




This session of wordlist elicitation is the continuation of 'Kelleng-Wordlist_04', based on SIL's comparative wordlist for Africa

Recorded on: 2015-12-05




In order to ease socialization of the research team with the target community, it had been planned that a public gathering would be called upon by the Canton's Chief, with financial support from the project. This event had been planned to take place during the first field trip which was undertaken in November-December of 2016. Due to the Chief's agenda in Yaoundé where is is based on regular basis, the meeting has been further postponed on the occasion of the second field trip. The event was later on convened on the occacion of the third field trip. The objective of this meeting was to provide an opportunity fo the research team, to explain the purpose of the overall research project. Most importantly, the focus has been on raising the community's awareness about the threat of extinction which is looming on many Cameroonian languages, among which Bati features. In practical terms, interaction between research team members and the community aimed to bring to their knowledge and understanding, the benefits of the project for the community welfare notably, in terms of language teaching and revitalization targeting younger generations, as well as language development and standardization. The meeting was attended by participants mostly based in Kelleng. Few attendees had come from Mbougue and Nyambat as well. This imbalance in attendance ratio per village was due to the fact that, the meeting was hosted at the Chief's compound in Kelleng, and some individuals from Mbougue and Nyambat could not easily make it to Kelleng, because of road conditions on the one hand, and the lack of transportation means on the other hand. The meeting was chaired by Rémon Matolo the Chief's representative and younger brother. In this capacity, the onus was on him to share the gifts which the research team had brought to the entire community. Those villages which were not adequately represented were later on sent their shares through the local chief's channel.

Recorded on: Unspecified




The interview takes place at the Kelleng Deputy Chief's residence at Mbog Bikom, a quarter of Kelleng which is located on the Kelleng-Kikot road. The research team have earlier requested to be granted an interview with Bong, one of the elders of the village. The interview is lead by Mbessi Makondo Gilbert, and questions elvolve around the history of Bati people, their historical relationships with their closest neighbors, the history of Mbombole, Bati's identity and belief, among others.

Recorded on: 2016-07-25