Transcripts

Connected Speech in Blackfoot

Connected speech such as narratives, stories and conversations in Blackfoot were recorded, transcribed and interlinearly analyzed. This project was supported by several grants: The Jacobs Research Funds (2008-2009), Burton D. Williams Grant Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Montana (2009), Humanities Montana (2009-2011), National Endowment for the Humanities (2011-2012), and a University of Montana Research Grant (2011-2012).

Interlinear Transcription

  • ELAN was used for the transcribing process and the transcripts created were printed and scanned into pdf files.
  • Audio files were converted into mp3 files and separated into one minute long files to meet the uploading requirement.
  • Symbols in the transcripts such as (@ = laughter) and (x) unclear syllable are based on Du Bois, et al. (1993), but the entire format does not necessarily follows the convention.
  • The question mark (?) indicates an unidentifiable morpheme or sound sequence. The general glossing style follow the abbreviations in Frantz (2009) and Frantz and Russell (2005).
  • Please note that some parts of the interlinear analysis may be subject to reanalysis, and further suggestions are welcomed.

Transcription resources:

DuBois, J. W., Schuetze-Coburn, S., Cumming, S., & Paolino, D. (1993). Outline of discourse transcription. In J. A. Edwards & M. D. Lampert (Eds.), Talking data: Transcription and coding in discourse research (pp. 45-90). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Frantz, Donald. (2009) Blackfoot Grammar. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Frantz, Donald and Russell, Norma Jean. (2005) Blackfoot Dicstionary of Stems, Roots and Affixes. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Acknowledgements: Rosella Many Bears for main language consultation, Annabelle Chatsis and Shirlee Crow Shoe for language consultation, and Donald Frantz for Blackfoot morphology consultation.

Transcripts

Driving

Speakers: female (50s); female (50s)
Type: conversation
Duration: 00:00:21
Situation: while driving a car
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Source: Recorded by Mizuki Miyashita 2009
[transcript] [audio]

Napayin

Speakers: female (50s); female (50s)
Type: conversation
Duration:00:02:50
Situation: recalling an incident in childhood
Location: Browning, MT
Source: Recorded by Mizuki Miyashita 2009
[transcript] [audio1] [audio2] [audio3]

Friends

Speaker: female (50s)
Type: story
Duration: 00:08:42
Situation: creating a story instantly while viewing "One Frog Too Many" by Mercer and Marianna Mayer (1975)
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Source Recorded: by Mizuki Miyashita 2009
[transcript] [audio1] [audio2] [audio3] [audio4]

Diaper

Speakers: female (50s); male (1)
Type: conversation
Duration: 00:03:21
Situation: talking to a baby while changing his diaper
Location: Browning, MT
Source: Recorded by Mizuki Miyashita 2009
[transcript] [audio]

Napi and Berries (In Progress)

Speaker: female (80s)
Type: narrative
Duration: 00:02:41
Situation: story telling
Location: Missoula, MT
Source: Recorded by Annabelle Chatsis 2011
[transcript] [audio]

Pets (In Progress)

Speakers: female (50s); female (50s)
Type: conversation
Duration:00:05:54
Situation: talking about a word for pets
Location: Browning, MT
Source: Recorded by Mizuki Miyashita 2008
[transcript] [audio]

Just Talking (In Progress)

Speakers: female (50s); female (50s)
Type: conversation
Duration:00:06:59
Situation: talking about speaking Blackfoot
Location: Browning, MT
Source: Recorded by Mizuki Miyashita 2009
[transcript] [audio]

Shopping (In Progress)

Speakers: female (50s); female (50s)
Type: conversation
Duration:00:03:51
Situation: recalling an insident in childhood
Location: Lethbridge, AB
Source: Recorded by Mizuki Miyashita 2009
[transcript] [audio]

Supporting Organizations:

Thanks! Jacobs Research Funds

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