Documentation of Kubokota


Documentation of Kubokota

Language: Kubokota
Depositor: Mary Chambers
Location: Solomon Islands
Deposit Id: 0055
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Funding body: AHRC
Level: Deposit


Summary of deposit

This deposit consists of audio recordings and written texts in/about Kubokota, spoken on Ranongga Island, Solomon Islands, resulting from fieldwork conducted between September 2006 and June 2007.



Group represented
Kubokota, Ranongga Island, Solomon Islands

Language information
Kubokota (also known as Ganoqa or Ghanongga); Luqa (Lungga)

Deposit contents

The deposit comprises over 150 audio files, as well as written texts, elicitation materials and participant observation notes.

Genres include traditional narratives, procedural and route descriptions, personal stories and accounts of everyday events in which the researcher participated. Elicited materials include responses to the caused positions and cut and break video stimuli, frog stories, and men-and-tree games, which were used in the researcher’s doctoral investigation into the Kubokota directional system.



Other information

Kubokota, an Austronesian language of the North West Solomonic branch of Western Oceanic, is spoken in the Solomon Islands by around 2500 speakers. The language is endangered due to increasing pressure from English and Solomon Islands Pijin; at present, however, most children still learn the language as their mother tongue, and speakers are keen to raise the prestige of the language by introducing vernacular education at kindergarten level, and by other initiatives such as publication of Kubokota texts and a dictionary of tree terminology.

The deposit also includes some material from Luqa, a closely related neighbouring language. In total, 50 speakers aged between 12 and 80 were recorded for the deposit.

Language Resources

See the Glottolog and the OLAC entries for more information and resources on this language.



Acknowledgement and citation

Users are requested to acknowledge the depositor, Mary Chambers, when citing resources from this deposit.



Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Mary Chambers
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Affiliation: School of Oriental and African Studies

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 November 13 to 2018 November 13
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Deposit title: Documentation of Kubokota

Betsy's story about a day out in Gizo with Mary.

Recorded on: 2006-11-16




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Betsy and Mary wake up late and have to go by canoe to catch up with the rest of the group walking to Paqe.

Recorded on: 2006-11-28




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Betsy and Mary walk to Pienuna and meet lots of people along the way.

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Betsy's story about my first day in the village during which we visited Derek at Qiloe, the school on the hill and Mule by the beach.

Recorded on: 2006-10-30




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An old man, Tuta, is attacked by devils.

Recorded on: 2006-11-23




Deposit title: Documentation of Kubokota

Austronesian basic vocabulary

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Austronesian basic vocabulary

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Austronesian basic vocabulary wordlist

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Mamikera talks about bamboo band music and the Vivirua Bamboo Band, which he leads.

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Deposit title: Documentation of Kubokota

Different types of local baskets and their uses

Recorded on: 2006-11-28