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ERIC Number: ED012452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-19
Pages: 10
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INTERDISCIPLINARY COOPERATION IN THE MAKING AND USE OF FIELD TAPES IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES, A PRELIMINARY STATEMENT.
STEVICK, EARL W.
THE ANTHROPOLOGIST, THE DESCRIPTIVE LINGUIST, AND THE AUTHOR OF A LANGUAGE TEXT HAVE DIFFERENT GOALS IN RECORDING LANGUAGES IN THE FIELD. THE ANTHROPOLOGIST/ETHNOGRAPHER, HOWEVER, CAN ASSEMBLE FIELD TAPES WHICH WILL NOT ONLY FULFILL HIS PURPOSE BUT WILL ALSO SERVE AS A BASIS FOR DESCRIPTIVE STUDY AND AS RAW MATERIAL FOR A PEDAGOGICAL TREATMENT OF THE LANGUAGE. THE FIRST STEP IS TO CHOOSE TOPICS OF INTEREST TO BOTH THE BEGINNING STUDENT AND THE ANTHROPOLOGIST (GREETINGS, DIRECTIONS, CONVENTIONS). ALTHOUGH THE SUBJECT AND MANNER OF RECORDING IS PLANNED, RECORDING SESSIONS MUST BE IMPROMPTU--WITHOUT PRACTICE AND IN 30-60 SECOND SEGMENTS. THE TEXT CAN BE A MONOLOG, A DIALOG, A CONVERGENT MONOLOG (REPETITION BY THE SAME SPEAKER), OR AN ANTIPHONAL MONOLOG (REPETITION BY ANOTHER NATIVE SPEAKER). THE GOAL IN PLANNING THE RECORDING IS TO CONTROL GRAMMATICAL COMPLEXITY AND VOCABULARY WITHOUT KILLING SPONTANEITY AND AUTHENTICITY. EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT 2 TO 3 HOURS OF RECORDING PRODUCE 1 HOUR OF USABLE TAPE. FURTHER PROCESSING TO PRODUCE A TAPE FOR STUDENT USE TAKES ABOUT 6 HOURS AND CAN BE DONE BY THE PERSON PREPARING PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS. (JD)
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA