OLAC Language Resource Catalog

Navigation Aids

OLAC Language Resource Catalog
Search for language resources
 

Main Content

making_sago -- making_sago -- Documenting Totoli, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Title:
making_sago -- making_sago -- Documenting Totoli, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Online:
No
Archive:
Publisher:
Prof Dr Nikolaus Himmelmann; Claudia Leto, MA
Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Bochum
Description:
Pak Kisman and Pak Muhlis explain how to make sago from sago shrub, asked on details by WN. Ibu Kasmira commentson the explanaitions from the background.
Totoli ist eine Sprache, die im nördlichen Zentral-Sulawesi gesprochen wird. Obwohl sie üblicherweise als eine Sprache der Tomini-Tolitoli Gruppe bezeichnet wird, ist ihre genetische Abstammung unklar. Sie besitzt einige einzigartige strukturelle Charakteristika, die eine besondere Rolle in der Geschichte der austronesischen Valenzsysteme spielen (voice and applicatives). Obwohl die Sprechergemeinschaft heute eine muslimische Gesellschaft ist, die sich an den Werten des modernen indonesischen Mainstreams orientiert, haben die älteren Sprecher eine Reihe von Sprechritualen früherer Kulturformen bewahrt; dazu gehört auch eine Form eines verbalen Kampfes, der "Lelegesan" genannt wird. In diesem Projekt wird besonderes Gewicht auf die Einbeziehung von Daten aus Konversation in die Dokumentation gelegt, da dieses Genre meist in den Dokumentationen von Minoritätensprachen in Indonesien fehlt. Ein anderes Ziel ist die Vermittlung von Kompetenz im Bereich der Sprachdokumentation durch lokale und nationale Workshops in Indonesien.
Totoli is a language of northern Central Sulawesi still spoken by at most 5000 speakers. Although it is commonly named as a member of the Tomini-Tolitoli group, its genetic affiliation is unclear. It has some apparently unique structural characteristics which are of central importance to the history of Austronesian valency changing systems (voice and applicatives). While the Totoli speech community nowadays is a Muslim society adhering to the values and aspirations of the modern Indonesian mainstream, the older speakers still master a broad variety of verbal arts, including a form of verbal battling called “lelegesan”. In this project a special effort is being made to include conversational materials in the documentation as this genre is mostly missing in the existing documentations of minority languages in Indonesia. Another aim is a contribution to capacity building in the domain of language documentation through local and national workshops in Indonesia.
WN is last but one of seven siblings. Unmarried in 2005. Has been living in Palu for the last 8-10 years. Both parents are Totoli but at home mostly Indonesian was used. He has a reasonably good passive competence in Totoli, but active competence somewhat limited. Son of Salim Alamudi, brother of Hasnawati S. Alamudi, brother-in-law of Gusti Rahmat
Pak Kisman is a farmer in Ginunggung. He claims to speak Dondo and Bugis in addition to Totoli and Indonesian.
Pak Muhlis is a farmer in Ginunggung. He claims to speak Bugis and Buol in addition to Totoli and Indonesian.
CL is PhD student in this documentation project and conducts most of the fieldwork in Indonesia.
Ibu Kasmira is a farmer in Ginunggung.
Subject language:
Blafe
Totoli
Language family:
Trans-New Guinea
Austronesian
Papuan
Other coverage:
Indonesia
Other date:
2007-03-30
Other format:
video/x-mpeg2
video/x-mpeg1
audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
DV
Other subject:
Discourse
Description
Indonesian
Totoli
Other type:
video
audio
Complete OLAC record:
Link for this page:

Find Related Information:

Archive: The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
Online: No
Subject language: Blafe
Subject language: Totoli
Language family: Austronesian
Language family: Papuan
Language family: Trans-New Guinea
Geographic region: Asia
Geographic region: Pacific
Contributor: Claudia
Contributor: Kasmira
Contributor: Kisman Yoku
Contributor: Muhlis
Contributor: Winarno
Publisher: Prof Dr Nikolaus Himmelmann; Claudia Leto, MA
Publisher: Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Bochum
Title: making_sago -- making_sago -- Documenting Totoli, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Other coverage: Indonesia
Other date: 2007-03-30
Other format: DV
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: text/x-eaf+xml
Other format: video/x-mpeg1
Other format: video/x-mpeg2
Other subject: Description
Other subject: Discourse
Other subject: Indonesian
Other subject: Totoli
Other type: audio
Other type: video