Ngoni - Language, Culture and Sociolinguistic Situation

SND-ID: SND 0970

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tove Rosendal - University of Gothenburg, Department of Languages and Literatures

Gastor Mapunda - University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics

Description

The project comprised three interrelated parts: A main project Language documentation and analysis of Ngoni, which was a joint project by Tove Rosendal and Gastor Mapunda, and two subprojects: The Ngoni culture - a documentation project (Gastor Mapunda), and Language vitality and intergenerational transmission of the language Ngoni - a sociolinguistic survey (Tove Rosendal).

The archived data are from the project part Language documentation and analysis of Ngoni. It consists of a set of recordings from elicitations using photos depicting local community situations (agriculture i.e. a farming scene, kitchen, i.e. an outdoor cooking scene and 'modern items'), and a set of recordings based on photos of old, traditional items. In both sets of recordings the informants were encouraged to talk rather freely in Ngoni about the concepts in the photos and how these items are used, after a short introduction in Ngoni by a native speaker. Code-switching with Swahili was found in all recordings, but to a varying degree.

The transcriptions of the recordings are filed here, in addition to some photos of

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Language

Ngoni

Research principal, contributors, and funding
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Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Time period(s) investigated

2012-08-01–2014-07-31

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Geographic description: Songea Rural District, east of Lake Nyasa in the Ruvuma Region in southwestern Tanzania. Dataset 001: The villages of Kilagano, Michungwani and Peramiho. Dataset 002: The villages of Mhepai and Peramiho.

Publications

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Mapunda, Gastor & Rosendal, Tove. 2015. Borrowing in Tanzanian Ngoni lexicon: Some semantic trends in a language contact situation. Language Matters. Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 180-194. DOI 10.1080/10228195.2015.1027484
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ISSN: 1753-5395
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10228195.2015.1027484

Tove Rosendal & Gastor Mapunda. 2017. Contact-induced language alternation in Tanzanian Ngoni - an empirical study of frequency and patterns, International Journal of Multilingualism, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 463-477. DOI 10.1080/14790718.2016.1156684
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2016.1156684

Mapunda, G. och Rosendal, T. (2014) Is the Tanzanian Ngoni language threatened? A survey of lexical borrowing from Swahili. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, vol. 35, no 3, pp. 271-288 DOI 10.1080/01434632.2013.864659
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Rosendal, Tove. 2016. Language transmission and use in a bilingual setting in rural Tanzania. Findings from an in-depth study of Ngoni. In Endangered Languages and Languages in Danger. Issues of documentation, policy and language rights Eds. Martin Pütz & Luna Filipović (series IMPACT Studies in Language and Society) pp 335-.349. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. DOI 10.1075/impact.42-14ros
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.42-14ros

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Dataset 1
Photo Elicitation Traditional Objects

Description

The dataset contains 17 recordings of elicitation sessions with photos of traditional objects. Along with the recordings the dataset comes with transcripts, the photos used in the elicitation and a metadata file.

Version 1.0

Citation

Tove Rosendal, Gastor Mapunda. University of Gothenburg, Department of Languages and Literatures (2014). <em>Photo Elicitation Traditional Objects</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002470">https://doi.org/10.5878/002470</a>

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Data format / data structure

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Audio

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tove Rosendal - University of Gothenburg, Department of Languages and Literatures

Gastor Mapunda - University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics

Time period(s) investigated

2013-08–2013-09

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Recording
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2013-08–2013-09
Dataset 2
Photo Elicitation Modern Objects

Description

The dataset contains 24 recordings of elicitation sessions centred around a series of photos of modern concepts and objects. In addition to the sound files there are transcripts of all recordings, the photos used in the elicitation and a metadata file.

Version 1.0

Citation

Tove Rosendal, Gastor Mapunda. University of Gothenburg, Department of Languages and Literatures (2014). <em>Photo Elicitation Modern Objects</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002471">https://doi.org/10.5878/002471</a>

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Data format / data structure

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Audio

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tove Rosendal - University of Gothenburg, Department of Languages and Literatures

Gastor Mapunda - University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics

Time period(s) investigated

2012-11–2012-11

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Recording
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-11–2012-12
Published: 2014-12-19
Last updated: 2020-01-27