Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2003S02 and ISBN 1-58563-254-6.
The data contains tone paradigms of the language Yémba (Bamileke Dschang), a Bamileke (Grassfields Bantu) language spoken by 300,000+ people in Southwestern Cameroon.
There are 45 paradigm pages in html format. Each page lists 32 utterances, varying across subject, verb, and object. Each utterance has one to three links to recordings in .wav format, as well as a laryngograph recording (also in .wav format). Phonetic transcription has been done for every utterance tonological transcription has been done for a little more than half.
Recorded: June 1997, Dschang, Western Province, and recording studio of SIL Cameroon, YaoundéDigitized, Labelled and Segmented: 1997-1998 Phonetics Laboratory, University of EdinburghTranscribed and Annotated: 1998-2002 LDC, University of PennsylvaniaSponsorship:
|Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Grant R000235540|
|National Science Foundation (US) Grant 9983258|
|National Science Foundation (US) TalkBank Project Grant BCS-998009, KDI, SBE|
|Linguistic Data Consortium|
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Portions © 2003 Steven Bird, © 2003 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania