Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms

Item Name: Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms
Authors: Steven Bird
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2003S02
ISBN: 1-58563-254-6
Release Date: Apr 28, 2003
Data Type: speech
Data Source(s): field recordings, microphone speech
Project(s): Talkbank
Language(s): Yemba
Language ID(s): ybb
Distribution: 1 CD
Member fee: $0 for 2003 members
Non-member Fee: US $150.00
Reduced-License Fee: US $150.00
Extra-Copy Fee: US $150.00
Non-member License: yes
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Steven Bird
Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


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:

SIL Cameroon
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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Due to a problem with the way a number of images are rendered by the Windows operating system, the CD is recommended to be viewed in the Unix operating system, which displays the icons correctly.


The cost of the first 100 copies of this publication (not counting the copies distributed to LDC members) is covered by NSF Grant Number 9983258, and therefore free of charge to qualified researchers a $30 shipping and handling fee applies. After these first 100 copies are distributed, additional copies will be available for the production cost of $150 per CD.

Content Copyright

Portions © 2003 Steven Bird, © 2003 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania