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Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

1-15-2016

Subjects

Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics

Abstract

Our first recording! I interviewed Abdulai in English and he responded in Bolom – after the introductory bits, he related the story of his life, all in about five minutes – I noticed a fair amount of English inside, especially connectives like “so” and “because”. The room had some bare walls, so there might have been some echoing – otherwise the recording was fine. He was a sickly child and was sent away to Freetown for early treatment but returned to the farm to help his father every year. His father is a prosperous farmer and madrasa instructor who has been asked to run for political office but has refused every time. Abdulai did not get enough passes to be admitted to university but has since made up all but the English one.

Streaming Media

Abdulai Bendu interview

Location

Africa, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Fourah Bay College, Freetown

Participants

Abdulai Bendu (researcher), Tucker Childs (researcher)

Languages

Sherbro, English

ISO 639

bun, eng

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28152

slc0001.htm (374 kB)
Interview text with phonetic transcription

slc0001_BenduInterview.imdi (16 kB)
IMDI transcript

slc0001.pdf (60 kB)
Interview transcript

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