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Earpircing of a son of 042 -- earpirce -- Awetí Language Documentation Project
Title:
Earpircing of a son of 042 -- earpirce -- Awetí Language Documentation Project
ID:
AW
Online:
No
Archive:
Contributor:
045 (consultant)
211 (consultant)
Publisher:
Dr. Sebastian Drude and Prof. Dr. H.-H. Lieb
Freie Universität Berlin
Description:
The tips of the ears of 211 are pierced by his father 042. His mother 045 holds him on her lap.
This project aims at the documentation of the Awetí Language and aspects of the Awetí culture. Awetí is a tupian language of a small speech community of the same name at the southern edge of the Amazon rain forest, in the Xingú reserve, Mato Grosso, central Brazil. The project was funded December 2000--April 2006 by the VolkswagenStiftung in the Documentation of Endangered Languages Programme (DOBES). The principal researcher, Sebastian Drude, initianted his research among the Aweti in 1998. Sabine Reiter participated as a freelancer in 2001 and as research assistant (including conducting field research) from 2002 on. The Awetí participated intensively in the project. At least one person of each houshold provided individual texts, the community agreed to be documented in day-to-day activities and during special events such as rituals. Several Awetí got involved in the further processing of the documentation data, especially by assisting in the creation of transcriptions and translations during the 9 field trips and in 8 visits of two to three speakers in Belém or Canarana.
045 catches and carries her youngest son, 211. He is brought into his house, where his father pierces his ear tips, while his mother holds him on her lap. Of course, 211 is crying a lot.
Awetí among the Awetí themselves.
SX filmed the scene, the parents 042 and 045 pierce and hold 211. Other family members in 042's house are present.
SX was a temporary co-worker of the Awetí project.
042 is one of the principal shamans of the Awetí village. At the same time he is the brother-in-law of 083, one of the most prestigious men in the village. There are very strong family ties between these two houses due to the double cross-cousin constellation between the children of 042 and 083. 042 is the son of 043 and 044, the oldest cuple of the village. On the other hand, 157, the father of the current chief 146, claims that 042 is his illigitimate son, therefore he is considered a brother of 146 and also calls SD as 'younger brother'.
045 is the wife of 042 and sister of 083, both being prestigious shamans. Her father 057 funcioned as the last chief until 146 came to the village. Several children, the 049, a woman who worked as transcriber and informant for the Awetí Project, among them.
211 is the twelvth child (sixth son) of 042 and his wife 045.
This source corresponds to media file pers04-01.mpg
Subject language:
Awetí
Language family:
South American Indian
Other coverage:
Brazil
Other date:
2004-06-07
Other format:
video/x-mpeg1
MiniDV
Other subject:
Cultural data
Misc
Awetí
Other type:
video
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Archive: The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
Online: No
Subject language: Awetí
Language family: South American Indian
Geographic region: Americas
Contributor: 042
Contributor: 045
Contributor: 211
Contributor: SX
Publisher: Dr. Sebastian Drude and Prof. Dr. H.-H. Lieb
Publisher: Freie Universität Berlin
Title: Earpircing of a son of 042 -- earpirce -- Awetí Language Documentation Project
Other coverage: Brazil
Other date: 2004-06-07
Other format: MiniDV
Other format: video/x-mpeg1
Other subject: Awetí
Other subject: Cultural data
Other subject: Misc
Other type: video