Goemai Texts


Goemai Texts

Language: Goemai (ISO639-3:ank)
Depositor: Birgit Hellwig
Location: Nigeria
Deposit Id: 0003
Grant id: IPF0010
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit


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Summary of deposit
The deposit contains a selection of about 80 Goemai texts. They are spoken by Louis Longpuan (speaker "A"), Andreas Shakum (speaker "N") and Maria Miaphen (speaker "C"). The speakers live in the city of Jos (Plateau State), and they speak two distinct dialects of Goemai: Kwo (L. Longpuan, M. Miaphen) and Dorok (A. Shakum). The corpus focuses on illustrating each identified speech genre, and it contains information on different economic activities and cultural practices.

Group represented
Goemai

Language information
Goemai is a West Chadic language (Afroasiatic, West Chadic, Angas-Goemai group, Southern branch). It consists of four dialects: Duut, East Ankwe (or Derteng), Dorok and Kwo. These dialects are mutually intelligible, and their differences are largely restricted to the phonological and lexical level. The language is also known under the name of "Ankwe" in the older linguistic, anthropological and historical literature.

Deposit contents
The deposit contains an annotated corpus of approximately 80 texts. All recordings are transcribed, and most are translated into English and linguistically annotated. This information can be downloaded in the form of *.txt files (plain text created with Shoebox) and *.eaf files (an XML format created with ELAN). The transcripts are linked to the time line of the audio and/or video files. Metadata is attached.

Deposit history
The texts in this deposit were collected in 2004 and 2005. Due to civil unrest in the Goemai-speaking area at that time, all data was recorded in the nearby city of Jos. It was thus not possible to witness the economic and cultural activities firsthand, or to record them in their natural settings. Instead, we staged some such activities in Jos, and the corpus focuses on giving descriptive and procedural accounts of them. This corpus complements Birgit Hellwig's Goemai corpus housed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen), which covers around 200 natural and elicited recordings from 20 speakers from the village of Kwande (Kwo dialect), collected between 1998 and 2003.

Status

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Depositor

Birgit Hellwig
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Affiliation: Linguistics, University of Cologne

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Data from 2019 March 24 to 2019 March 24
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Deposit title: Goemai Texts

A description of the "mûalam" food. Part 1 contains a description of the flour (P04CMualam1), and part 2 a description of the various dishes (P04CMualam2).

Recorded on: 2004-04-26

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - Food - Flour - Dishes - C



Deposit title: Goemai Texts

A description of different types of animals. Two parts were recorded on 04/05/2004 (V04ANLwa1, V04ANLwa2), and one on 06/05/2004 (D04ALwa3).

Recorded on: 2004-05-04

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - Animals - N - A



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A description of the planting and uses of cassava.

Recorded on: 2004-05-13

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - Cassava - Planting - N - A



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A description of various children's games: how they are played, and why they are important. This session contains the following parts: (1) A description of "T'at mat", as played by the Kwo Goemai (by A.) (D04ATatmat1) (2) A description of "T'at mat", as played by the Dorok Goemai (by N.) (D04NTatmat2) (3) A description of "Kalanga", as played by the Dorok Goemai (by N.) (D04NKalanga1) (4) A description of "Kalanga", as played by the Kwo Goemai (by A.) (D04AKalanga2) (5) A discussion of the importance of children's games (by N.)

Recorded on: 2004-05-24

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - Games - Children - N - A



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An illustration of the "aram" genre (i.e., a conversation). The two speakers have a conversation about the lack of rain in Southern Plateau State during the planting season of 2004.

Recorded on: 2004-05-17




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A description of a day's work.

Recorded on: 2004-05-03

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - Work - C



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An illustration of the "kwap nda" genre (i.e., the history and genealogy of one's family).

Recorded on: 2004-05-19

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - History - Kwap nda - Geneology - N - A



Deposit title: Goemai Texts

A description of different types of fishing.

Recorded on: 2004-05-04

Keywords: Goemai - Discourse - Fishing - N - A