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    • Collection number: 2015-05
    • Primary contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Nicholas Rolle (researcher, donor), Geoff Bacon (researcher, donor), Mark Sunday (consultant), Joshua Zaure (consultant), Seth Ango Liatu (consultant)
    • Additional contributors: Matthew James (consultant), Ezekiel Musa (consultant), Mary Joshua (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Dates: 2015
    • Historical information: In the summer of 2015, UC Berkeley graduate students Nicholas Rolle and Geoff Bacon worked with the sizeable CiShingini population living in the city of Ilorin, Nigeria (living outside of their traditional villages). CiShingini (ISO 639-3: asg) is a Kainji language, part of the Benue-Congo family within the Niger-Congo phylum. The language is indigenously spoken in scattered villages throughout the middle Western regions of Nigeria, near Lake Kainji. CiShingini is also known as Agwara Kambari or simply Kambari. The language is situated between the two largest language areas in Nigeria, with the Hausa to the north and the Yoruba to the south. In our experience, CiShingini speakers are completely fluent in Hausa but as a whole do not speak any Yoruba, even if they are Christian. Use of English varies.
      Serious attempts to describe CiShingini have been undertaken previously by John and Janie Stark. It was the stated goal of our fieldwork to build on the materials they already collected in three primary domains: lexical and grammatical tone (which had very little description in previous publications), quantification, and syntax. This was mostly done through elicitation in order to control for all relevant variables. The contact language for recording sessions was English (not Hausa or Pidgin). Nicholas Rolle worked with the CiShingini for under a month, while Geoff Bacon worked with them for 1 1/2 months. Our main consultants whom we worked with were Ishaya Musa, Mark Sunday, Joshua Zaure, and Seth Ango Liatu, all first language speakers of CiShingini who would exclusively use CiShingini in daily communication.
      We would like to thank these consultants for sharing their language, and acknowledge funding from a Rocca Pre-dissertation Fellowship from the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley.
    • Scope and content: Audio files, field notes, metadata spreadsheets, tone database
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials, SCL 2015-05, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X23N21JC

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    • Item number: 2015-05.028
    • Date: 26 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Nicholas Rolle (researcher), Joshua Zaure (consultant), Seth Ango Liatu (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Mark and Dima’s living room, KWASU compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      4 syllable words, [ɨ] vs. [ə];
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone, and external shotgun type mic
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (4 syllable words, Phonology), 2015-05.028, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23405
    • Item number: 2015-05.029
    • Date: 27 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Nicholas Rolle (researcher), Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah and in his living room, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      4 syllable words, u- words, past tense
      used tascam recorder with 2 at803 clip microphones, but outside for most of it
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (4 syllable words, Phonology, Past tense), 2015-05.029, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23406
    • Item number: 2015-05.021
    • Date: 22 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Nicholas Rolle (researcher), Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Private office at UMCA Headquarters (some background noise from street, some echo), Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      Concentrated on noun phrases, tone on verbs in basic tense aspect
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Basic Clauses), 2015-05.021, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23398
    • Item number: 2015-05.022
    • Date: 22 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Nicholas Rolle (researcher), Geoff Bacon (researcher), Joshua Zaure (consultant), Seth Ango Liatu (consultant), Mary Joshua (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Mark and Dima’s living room, KWASU compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Concentrated on 4 syllable tones, tone in NPs, order of quantifiers
      used tascam recorder with 2 at803 clip microphones
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Basic clauses, subjects, vocab), 2015-05.022, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23399
    • Item number: 2015-05.034
    • Date: 02 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from color stimulus kit
      Concentrated on color
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Color), 2015-05.034, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23411
    • Item number: 2015-05.035
    • Date: 03 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from color stimulus kit
      Concentrated on color
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Color), 2015-05.035, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23412
    • Item number: 2015-05.031
    • Date: 30 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Kin and color stimulus kits
      Concentrated on kin, color
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Color), 2015-05.031, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23408
    • Item number: 2015-05.017
    • Date: 18 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Private office at UMCA Headquarters (some background noise from street, some echo), Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (General Elicitation), 2015-05.017, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23394
    • Item number: 2015-05.019
    • Date: 19 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Private office at UMCA Headquarters (some background noise from street, some echo), Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (General Elicitation), 2015-05.019, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23396
    • Item number: 2015-05.026
    • Date: 25 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone , but outside
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (General Elicitation), 2015-05.026, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23403
    • Item number: 2015-05.027
    • Date: 26 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Nicholas Rolle (researcher), Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah and in his living room, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      Concentrated on past tense and tone, pronouns,
      used tascam recorder with 2 at803 clip microphones, but outside for most of it
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (General elicitation), 2015-05.027, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23404
    • Item number: 2015-05.030
    • Date: 27 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Nicholas Rolle (researcher), Geoff Bacon (researcher), Joshua Zaure (consultant), Seth Ango Liatu (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Mark and Dima’s living room, KWASU compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      Concentrated on future tense, tone on gerundives ku-, ideophones
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone, and external shotgun type mic
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (General elicitation), 2015-05.030, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23407
    • Item number: 2015-05.015
    • Date: 17 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Private office at UMCA Headquarters (some background noise from street, some echo), Ilorin, Nigeria
      General elicitation
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (General), 2015-05.015, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23392
    • Item number: 2015-05.032
    • Date: 30 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Kin and color stimulus kits
      Topic : Kin, color
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Kin, color), 2015-05.032, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23409
    • Item number: 2015-05.038
    • Date: 07 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Stark's Agwara Dictionary
      Concentrated on mass/count
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/Count), 2015-05.038, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23415
    • Item number: 2015-05.040
    • Date: 08 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Stark's Agwara Dictionary
      Concentrated on mass/count
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/Count), 2015-05.040, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23417
    • Item number: 2015-05.036
    • Date: 03 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Stark's Agwara Dictionary
      Concentrated on mass/count, verbs of desire
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/Count), 2015-05.036, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23413
    • Item number: 2015-05.042
    • Date: 10 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Stark's Agwara Dictionary
      Concentrated on mass/count, stories
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/Count, stories), 2015-05.042, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23419
    • Item number: 2015-05.039
    • Date: 07 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Joshua Zaure (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Mark and Dima’s living room, KWASU compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Topic : mass/count nouns
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/count), 2015-05.039, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23416
    • Item number: 2015-05.041
    • Date: 09 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Topic : mass/count nouns
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/count), 2015-05.041, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23418
    • Item number: 2015-05.033
    • Date: 01 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Elicited from Stark's Agwara Dictionary
      Concentrated on mass/count, ciga, verbs of desire
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/count), 2015-05.033, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23410
    • Item number: 2015-05.037
    • Date: 06 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Ishaya Musa (consultant), Geoff Bacon (researcher)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Topic : mass/count nouns
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/count), 2015-05.037, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23414
    • Item number: 2015-05.043
    • Date: 11 Jul 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: On Ishaya’s verandah, UMCA Headquarter’s compound, Ilorin, Nigeria
      Topic : mass/count nouns, stories being collected
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Mass/count, stories), 2015-05.043, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23420
    • Item number: 2015-05.010
    • Date: 15 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Private office at UMCA Headquarters (some background noise from street, some echo), Ilorin, Nigeria
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
      Noun phrases
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Noun Phrases), 2015-05.010, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23387
    • Item number: 2015-05.012
    • Date: 16 Jun 2015
    • Contributors: Geoff Bacon (researcher), Mark Sunday (consultant)
    • Language: CiShingini (asg)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Place: Ilorin, Nigeria
    • Description: Private office at UMCA Headquarters (some background noise from street, some echo), Ilorin, Nigeria
      Concentrated on noun phrases
      used tascam recorder with at803 clip microphone
    • Collection: CiShingini (Agwara Kambari) Field Materials
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Elicitation with CiShingini Speaker (Noun phrases), 2015-05.012, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23389

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