Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms

Item Name: Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms
Author(s): Steven Bird
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2003S02
ISBN: 1-58563-254-6
ISLRN: 973-117-906-652-9
Release Date: April 28, 2003
Member Year(s): 2003
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Data Source(s): microphone speech, field recordings
Project(s): Talkbank
Language(s): Yemba
Language ID(s): ybb
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2003S02 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Bird, Steven. Grassfields Bantu Fieldwork: Dschang Tone Paradigms LDC2003S02. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2003.


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, Yaoundé

Digitized, Labelled and Segmented: 1997-1998 Phonetics Laboratory, University of Edinburgh

Transcribed and Annotated: 1998-2002 LDC, University of Pennsylvania


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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