Documentation of Kayardild


Documentation of Kayardild

Language: Kayardild (ISO639-3:gyd)
Depositor: Erich Round
Location: Australia
Deposit Id: 0029
ELDP Id: FTG0025, IGS0039
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit
The Kayardild language is spoken on Bentinck and Mornington Islands, Queensland, Australia. Kayardild is the last language of the Tangkic language family to be spoken. The projects (see Deposit history below) recorded and documented texts, elicitation sessions, and traditional food gathering activities by the last speakers to be well versed in traditional knowledge.

Group represented

The Kaiadilt people of the South Wellesley Islands in Queensland, Australia. The Kayardild language is now spoken fluently by eight speakers on Mornington and Bentinck Islands, four of whom(group A) speak ‘traditional’ Kayardild, four of whom (group B) speak a fully fluent, but minimally altered variety. All of the group A speakers are over 70 years of age and group B over 60. The last male speaker(group A) is, at the time of fieldwork, 80 and monolingual.



Deposit contents
The documentation consists of about 500 files, including audio, video, ELAN transcription files, and summary metadata.

Deposit history

This deposit is the result of two ELDP-funded projects, FTG0025 "A first Kayardild audiovisual text corpus, with prosodic annotations" (applicant Louis Goldstein, Yale University) and IGS 0039 "Linguistic and ethnographic documentation of Kayardild" (applicant Erich Round, Yale University). The results of the two projects are complementary and have been combined in one deposit to maximise the coherence and accessibility of the documentation.

In immediate terms, the project seeks to produce digital audiovisual recordings with timealigned interlinear and prosodic annotations, focused around a nine-week field trip to Bentinck and Mornington Islands in June-August 2005. This alone greatly improves our documentary record of Kayardild.

All fieldwork and analysis were carried out by Erich Round. In July 2004, a conversation was held with the Kaiadilt community discussing the possibility of Mr. Round conducting documentary work in 2005. The community was welcoming of the idea. Participants were acknowledged as teachers of Kaiadilt language and culture, and where applicable, were recognised as co-authors of translations.



Acknowledgement

To refer to any data from the corpus, please cite the corpus in this way:

Round, Erich. 2015. Documentation of Kayardild. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI80292. Accessed on [insert date here].



Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Erich Round
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Affiliation: University of Queensland

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 June 18 to 2018 June 18
Deposit hits:1
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Arrival of people at Bentinck

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Arrival of people at Bentinck

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Arrival of people at Bentinck

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Barangaji

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Barrirndirndi story (near-monologue)

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Barrirndirndi continued

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building fire

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Keywords: Kayardild - Ethnographic - Fire - goanna



Butchering of a dugong (no linguistic content)

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chasing goanna

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Single citation form tokens by Dawn (a few by May)

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