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Cak-19940913-12 -- Cak-19940913-12 -- Ternate Malay 1
MPI-EVA Jakarta Field Station
DATA SET NAME: Ternate Malay (Caken) PROJECT NAME: Ternate Malay 1 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Ternate Malay language data has been collected during fieldwork trips to Ternate between 1994-1996. The fieldwork was part of a doctoral research project at the Research School CNWS, Leiden University, Netherlands which started in 1992. The project was conducted by Betty Litamahuputty who published the results in a PhD thesis, entitled "Ternate Malay: Grammar and Texts" in 2012. The recordings were made with speakers of various backgrounds for whom Ternate Malay was their first language. Almost all recordings were made in Salero Pantai in Ternate; TerMal- 19940728-Wanda was recorded in Kalumpang, a neigborhood in Ternate with a Christian community, TerMal-1994-Alkani in Amasing, a village on the island of Bacan, and TerMal-200812- Frog_story was collected in Falajawa, a neighborhood in Ternate. The recordings were made with a Sony Professional audiocassette recorder and an external microphone. These recordings were digitized into WAV-formateed files. Two recordings (Cak- 19940913 and TerMal-19940728-Wanda ) were divided into smaller WAV-formatted files of approximately 5 minutes because of technical limitations at the time. TerMal-200812-Frog_story was recorded with an Edirol R09 digital recorder. In 2001 Litamahuputty joined the Jakarta Field Station of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. She started to use the customized FileMaker database software developed by Bradley Taylor and transferred the data into this database. Dalan Peranginangin and Erni Farida Ginting, both working as research assistants at the Jakarta Field Station, and interested in Malay varieties of eastern Indonesia, particularly those of Papua, assisted in entering some of the data into the database. Each utterance comprises a single record in the database. Each record consists of five fields: transcription using conventional orthography (of any recorded utterance, uttered by anyone); phonetic transcription; interlinear glossing; English translation; and comments specific to the particular utterance regarding linguistic matters as well as the nonlinguistic context. Please refer to documentation file "Ternate_Malay.pdf" for further information. HOW TO CITE: Litamahuputty, Betty and Arsad do Daud, 2012, Ternate Malay Language Database. A project of the Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. ------------------------------------ Jakarta Field Station, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 1999-2015. From 1999 to 2015, the Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA), under the directorship of Bernard Comrie, maintained a Field Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, hosted by Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya. The Jakarta Field Station (JFS) was headed by David Gil, with Uri Tadmor (1999-2009) and John Bowden (2010-2015) as the local managers, and Bradley Taylor in charge of data management. The MPI-EVA JFS engaged in a variety of projects involving the documentation, description and analysis of the languages of Indonesia. The major focus was on the compilation of corpora of naturalistic speech, while an additional focus involved the development of lexical databases. The largest single project of the JFS was a longitudinal study of the acquisition of Jakarta Indonesian by 8 young children, resulting in a naturalistic speech corpus of over 900,000 utterances. Additional child-language projects studied the bilingual acquisition of Jakarta Indonesian and Javanese, and of Jakarta Indonesian and Italian. Adult-language projects focused primarily on varieties of Malay/Indonesian and other Malayic languages, on dialects of Javanese, and on Land Dayak languages, while smaller projects covered a variety of other languages. The largest corpora are from Malayic varieties of Sumatra (over 470,000 utterances), Malayic varieties of West Kalimantan (over 330,000 utterances), Javanese dialects (over 130,000 utterances), Eastern varieties of Malay (over 120,000 utterances), Land Dayak languages of West Kalimantan (over 100,000 utterances), and Jakarta Indonesian (over 75,000 utterances). While much of the work took place in Jakarta, the JFS also maintained a branch field station in Padang, hosted by Universitas Bung Hatta, plus additional field sites of a more ad hoc nature in locations such as Kerinci, Jambi, Pontianak, Ternate, Kupang and Manokwari. Several of the JFS projects benefited from collaboration with other institutions, including LIPI (the Indonesian Institute of Sciences), the Australian National University, KITLV, the University of Delaware, the University of Naples "L'Orientale", Yale University, and others. Scholars citing MPI-EVA JFS data are expected to provide appropriate acknowledgement. Citations of data from individual projects should be made in the way specified at the project level. Alternatively, the entirety of the JFS data may be cited collectively as follows: Gil, David, Uri Tadmor, John Bowden and Bradley Taylor (2015) Data from the Jakarta Field Station, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 1999-2015.
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