Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

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The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is the interlinear-glossed text of O. Bimola Devi's retelling of the Pear Story including phonemic transcription, word-level translation, and free translation. The morpheme /nə/ is shown in red in the phonemic transcription.

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4 p.

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi September 21, 2007.

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This dataset is part of the collection entitled: Manipur Language Resource and one other and was provided by UNT College of Information to UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this dataset can be viewed below.

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The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is the interlinear-glossed text of O. Bimola Devi's retelling of the Pear Story including phonemic transcription, word-level translation, and free translation. The morpheme /nə/ is shown in red in the phonemic transcription.

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4 p.

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Manipur Language Resource

This is a collection of material on the Manipuri language (ISO 639-3 mni), also known as Meithei, Meitei, Meitheiron, Meiteilon, or Meetei. Manipuri is used as a lingua franca in the state of Manipuri, India, and spoken by over 1.2 million people in Manipur and an estimated 3 million including second language speakers.

This collection includes photographs of cultural items and language consultants, audio with accompanying transcriptions, translations, and interlinear-glossed text of traditional stories, conversations, radio plays, retellings of comics, personal histories, and a large compilation of retellings of the Pear Story by multiple speakers. The collection includes analysis and additions to existing dictionaries of an earlier form of the language called ‘ariba lon’, as well as additions to modern Manipuri dictionaries. Grammar analysis files include a set of sound files and transcriptions on tone and thematic role. The majority of materials were collected by Dr. Shobhana Chelliah starting from 1985 while working on her dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin. Early work was funded by a doctoral dissertation junior fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. Later work was funded by intramural grants from the University of North Texas.

Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

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Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola (Sound)

Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of O. Bimola Devi’s retelling of the Pear Story.

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Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola (Dataset)

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

These are analytical notes on the noun phrases that appear in the retelling of the Pear Story narrated by O. Bimola Devi. Each noun phrase in the text was coded for shape (full, pronoun, or zero), semantic role, morphemes present, referent (boy, basket, farmer, etc.), information status (active, first mention, old, previous subject), and clause type (main, subordinate). This is one of seven retellings of the Pear Story coded in this way. The purpose of this study is to understand how these various factors affect the shape of noun phrases in Manipuri.

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola - ark:/67531/metadc1631620

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  • September 21, 2007

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  • March 14, 2020, 5:08 p.m.

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  • Aug. 3, 2020, 11:44 p.m.

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi. Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola, dataset, September 21, 2007; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1631581/: accessed August 14, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.