Ibibio



Amy Brunett

LINGUIST List

2010

This lexicon was created in August 2010 by Amy Brunett while working with Mfon Udoinyang. The lexicon focuses on two semantic fields: food items and parts of the body.



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This lexicon was created in August 2010 by Amy Brunett while working with Mfon Udoinyang. The methodology of the conducted fieldwork consisted of first doing a literature review of the language status and general linguistic features. The primary sources used included A Grammar of the Ibibio Language (1990) by Okon Essien and Ibibio Phonetics and Phonology by Eno-Abasi E. Urua. The second step was to create an elicitation plan. In correspondence with Dr. Dafydd Gibbon, Dr. Gibbon suggested "concentrate on a small, coherent, practical, concrete, relatively technical semantic field." Thus, the author decided to focus on two semantic fields: food items and parts of the body.


When beginning elicitation, the first step was to elicit for all three persons and determine whether the language made an inalienable/alienable distinction. Fieldworks Language Explorer (FLEx) was the original program used to input data after each elicitation session. The author includes tones as accents over the vowels since they are phonemic in Ibibio.



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