Layer

NameTiraq (Vanuatu)
DescriptionTexts and elicitation sessions with various speakers of the Tiraq language. Some tapes have personal stories, some have copyrighted stories and some contain sacred knowledge.
TypeMedia
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ContributorBill Palmer
Entries12
Allow ANPS? No
Added to System2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated in System2023-11-08 15:38:36
Subject linguistics, PARADISEC, language
Creator
PublisherAmanda Brotchie
Contactadmin@paradisec.org.au
Citation
DOI
Source URLhttps://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1
Linkbackhttps://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1
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Tirax Field Tape 001

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-18
End Date
2004-09-18

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Elicitation Story: The Woman and the Stool Samples (Tamedal) -- 2. Translation of Plain Language Statement (Tamedal) -- 3. Elicitation Story: The Boy Who Drank Kava (Tamedal) -- 4. How Tamedal Met his Wife (Tamedal) -- 5. Circumcision of Nephew (Tamedal) -- 6. Circumcision of Nephew - Bislama version (Tamedal) -- 7. Death of his Niece (Tamedal) -- 8. Death of his Niece - Bislama version (Tamedal) -- 9. Interview with Alsian Massingman -- 10. 2004 Hurricane (Alsian) -- SIDE B -- 1. Respect and Kin Terms (Pauline)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-001
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc6809
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/001
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/001
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 002

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-22
End Date
2004-09-22

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Kastom Story: The Boy, the Devil and the Roasted NΓ«mab (Jean-Louis) -- 2. How Madu Met and Married her Husband (Madu) -- 3. Kastom Story: The Devil and the Door Planks (Maug) -- 4. Kastom Song (Maug) -- 5. Kastom Story: How the Rat Got its Tail (Tom) -- 6. Kastom Song (Tom) -- 7. Kastom Song - Big Nambas (Wayne) -- 8. Kastom Story: The Dove and her Ten Children (Leleves) -- 9. Kastom Story: The Devil and the Door Planks (Tamedal) -- 10. The Snake in the Fire (Flora) -- SIDE B -- 1. Conversation about the recording -- 2. Kastom Story (Mari - Non-Native speaker) -- 3. Kastom Song - Small Nambas (Mari) -- 4. Kastom Story: The Five Brothers (Marie-Mikael) -- 5. The Five Brothers read in Bislama (Marie-Mikael) -- 6. Song written by Kalosak Massingman and sung by the family

Extended Data

ID
AB1-002
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc680a
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/002
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/002
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 005

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-08-23
End Date
2004-08-23

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Elicitation Session - Fieldnotes Book 1, pp. 118-119 (Tamedal) -- 2. Explanation of Traditional way to finish a story - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 3. Explanation of Kastom Story told by Roy Samuel - Bislama (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- Explanation of Kastom Story told by Roy Samuel - Bislama (Tamedal)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-005
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc680b
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/005
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/005
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 006

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-08-28
End Date
2004-08-28

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Explanation of Roy Samuel's Story - Bislama (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. Explanation of Roy Samuel's Story - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 2. Explanation of Text of Elicitation Story: Boy Who Drank Kava - Bislama (Note: Batteries go flat and sound distorts part way through) -- 3. Interview in Bislama / Tirax with Marie-Paul -- 4. What Marie-Paul Did Today (Marie-Paul) -- 5. How to Prepare a Garden (Marie-Paul) -- 6. Encounter with a Snake and Hornet (Marie-Paul)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-006
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc680c
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/006
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/006
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 009

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-08-31
End Date
2004-08-31

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Kastom Story: The Boy and the Snake (Madu) -- 2. Catching an Octopus at Tautu point (Madu) -- 3. The Swelling of Madu's Friend's Leg (Madu) -- 4. Elicitation Session: Elicitation Story - Man Who Shot a Dog (Tamedal) -- 5. Elicitation Session - Fieldnotes Book 1 pp. 127-130 (Tamedal) -- 6. Elicitation Story retold in his own words (Tamedal) -- 7. Explanation of Tom's Story (from Tape 002) - Bislama (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. Explanation of Tom's Story - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 2. Interview with Leontine -- 3. The Spirit of the TamTam (Leontine) -- 4. Kastom Story: The Little White Flying Fox Who Lost her Wings (Leontine) -- 5. Kastom Story: The Boy who threw the Nakatabol at the Witch (Pauline) -- 6. How to make a garden (Pauline) -- 7. Elicitation Session - Fieldnotes Book 1 p. 137 (Tamedal)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-009
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc680d
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/009
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/009
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 010

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-06
End Date
2004-09-06

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Elicitation Session - Fieldnotes Book 1 pp. 137-139 (Tamedal) -- 2. Translation into Tirax of interview questions (Tamedal) -- 3. Rules for eating - Tirax / Bislama (Tamedal) -- 4. Kastom and Christianity in Tirax - Bislama (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. Kastom and Christianity in Tirax - Bislama / Tirax (Tamedal) -- 2. Elicitation Session - Vocab from interview questions (Tamedal) -- 3. Discussion of Circumcision story - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 4. Rules for 'giving' children to family members - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 5. Bislama definitions of some Tirax words (Tamedal)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-010
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc680e
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/010
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/010
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 013

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-06
End Date
2004-09-06

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Bislama definitions of some Tirax words (Tamedal) -- 2. (Silence - possibly mic unplugged) -- 3. Elicitation - Discussion of story about death of niece (on Tape 001) - Bislama (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. Continues discussion of death of niece text - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 2. Story of an epidemic of deaths in the early 1980s in Mae - Bislama (Tamedal) -- 3. Epidemic of Deaths Story repeated in Tirax (Tamedal) -- 4. Discussion of using skull for black magic (Tamedal) -- 5. Discussion of Skulls and black magic repeated in Bislama (Tamedal)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-013
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc680f
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/013
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/013
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 018

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-12
End Date
2004-09-12

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Elicitation Session (Tamedal) -- 2. Caught in a thunderstorm (Marie-Nicole) -- 3. Kastom songs (Lise) -- 4. How she gave her friends a fright on the road one night (Lise) -- 5. Kastom story: The Five Brothers and the Girl with the Sores (Lise) -- 6. How she was brought back to life (Marie-Claire) -- 7. Some NOTNELIK vocabulary -- 8. Kastom Story: the Yam (Marie-Clare) - (Note: batteries start to go flat and tape noise increases) -- 9. Kastom Story: the Coconut (Marie-Claire) -- 10. Explanation of Story and song (Marie Claire) -- SIDE B -- (recording starts after about ten minutes in) -- Kastom Story: The Rat and the Dog (Lise)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-018
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc6810
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/018
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/018
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 019

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-13
End Date
2004-09-13

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Elicitation Session - Discussion and translation of Lise's and Marie-Claire's Songs and Stories from Tape 18 (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. Elicitation Session: Discussion of and translation of Lise's and Marie-Clare's songs and stories from Tape 018 (Tamedal) -- 2. Kastom Story 1 - Bislama (Alec)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-019
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc6811
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/019
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/019
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 020

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-14
End Date
2004-09-14

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Kastom Story 1 (Alec) -- 2. Kastom Story 2 - Bislama (Alec) -- 3. Kastom Story 2 (Alec) -- 4. Kastom Story (Madu) -- 5. Kastom Story: The Chief's Wife (Tamedal) -- 6. Kastom Story: The Chief's Wife - Bislama version (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. Kastom Story: The Chief's Wife - Bislama version continued (Tamedal) -- 2. Directions to the Kitchen hut - Tirax / Bislama translation (Tamedal) -- 3. Directions to Kalosak's house - Tirax / Bislama translation (Tamedal) -- 4. Directions on how we got to Bethel - Tirax with Bislama translations (Tamedal) -- 5. On the dispersal of the Tirax people and Christianity - Tirax with Bislama translations (Tamedal) -- 6. Respect and teasing in family relationships - in Tirax with Bislama translations (Tamedal)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-020
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc6812
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/020
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/020
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Tirax Field Tape 021

Type
Other

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2004-09-14
End Date
2004-09-14

Description

SIDE A -- 1. Kin terms and teasing relationships - Tirax with Bislama translations (Tamedal) -- 2. Tamedal's family tree - Tirax with Bislama translations (Tamedal) -- 3. Story about the Cave in Northwest Malakula (Tamedal) -- 4. Translation of Cave story into Bislama (Tamedal) -- 5. The many names for pigs (Tamedal) -- SIDE B -- 1. The many names for pigs (continued) (Tamedal) -- (Blank for rest of tape)

Extended Data

ID
AB1-021
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc6813
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/021
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/021
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39

Details

Latitude
-16.0612
Longitude
167.311
Start Date
2009-12-31
End Date
2009-12-31

Description

This work provides the only description of the grammar and narratives of Tirax, an Oceanic language spoken in three villages on Malakula, North Central Vanuatu. The data on which the work is based was collected by the author during a three-month fieldtrip to Malakula in 2004, with a short follow-up fieldtrip in 2007, and regular correspondence for final fact-checking. Tirax has many features typical of North Central Vanuatu languages, such as obligatory subject-mood markers distinguishing realis and irrealis mood, β€˜inalienable’ and β€˜alienable’ possessive marking, a range of possessive classifiers for alienable possession, verbal behaviour in the numeral system, β€˜nuclear’ verb serialisation, and a range of strategies for paratactic linkage. Additionally, several morphosyntactic processes, such as object marking and plural marking, are sensitive to the animacy of the referent. The pattern of distribution of some of the grammatical features identified in the language was studied to determine their discourse-pragmatic function. In particular, aspect markers and NP markers encoding definiteness and number arc grammatically optional in Tirax, and it is found that they are strategically used by speakers for marking prominence or otherwise engaging the hearer in the narrative. The work therefore represents a novel approach to language description, highlighting the relationship between discourse and grammar. A holistic analysis of the narratives was undertaken, studying the prosodic, morphosyntactic and discourse-semantic layers of structure. This holistic, integrated approach has revealed the existence of transition clauses, hitherto undescribed discourse structures which are frequently encountered in Tirax. Appendices include illustrative texts, a methodology for identifying intonation units, and a description of Tirax phonology. There is also a CD ROM version of this work with links to illustrative audio clips.

Extended Data

ID
AB1-022
Languages
Mae - mme
Countries
Vanuatu - VU
Publisher
Amanda Brotchie
Contact
admin@paradisec.org.au
License
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Rights
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)

Sources

TLCMap ID
tc6814
Linkback
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/022
Source
https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/AB1/022
Created At
2023-11-08 15:38:36
Updated At
2023-12-11 17:48:39
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