Collection details
Collection ID LRB1
Title Kafoa Corpus
Description Digital video recordings of Kafoa language data, their transcriptions and translations in Alor Malay or Indonesian and English, in notebooks and Toolbox files. Texts include a list of brideprice items, historical narratives, folk stories, and data collected as a part of a survey consisting of a word list, elicited sentences and Mercer Meyer's "The Frog Story".

Materials were collected on fieldwork trips in 2003 and 2004. The materials collected in 2003 were a part of a survey of the languages of West Alor. The materials collected in 2004 were collected opportunistically, while undertaking fieldwork into the neighbouring language of Klon. All data was recorded in the hamlet of Habollat.

Written materials:
NB Notebook. One notebook was used in 2004 to collect elicited data, and transcribe, gloss and translate the video recorded texts. Blank pages were not included in the collection.

ABK Alor Books. The ‘Alor Books’ are handwritten notebooks containing survey data from 2003. The numbering of notebooks is based on the number assigned to the physical notebook. Blank pages were not included in the collection.
Archive link
Louise Baird
Operator Louise Baird
Originating university Australian National University
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Region / village Habollat hamlet, Probur Utara village, Alor Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur
DOI 10.4225/72/56E97A0265669
Cite as Louise Baird (collector), 2003. Kafoa Corpus. Collection LRB1 at [Open Access].
Access information
Edit access Julia Colleen Miller
Wolfgang Barth
Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Data access details
Items in Collection (7)

Item Title Actions
ABK1 Alor Book 1 View
ABK2 Alor Book 2 View
ABK3 Alor Book 3 View
DV Digital Video Recordings View
NB1 Kafoa Notebook 1 View
lexicon_texts Toolbox project containing texts and lexicons View
photos Photos from Kafoa-speaking region: Habollat and Lola View

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