The interviews included in this folder were conducted as part of a longitudinal study in writing development published in Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study (University of Michigan Press, 2019). Interviews were conducted upon students' entry into the study (files labelled "entry") and exit from the study (files labelled "exit"). To learn more about this study, please see the epublication https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10079890 and the website https://www.developingwritersbook.org/pages/about/about-the-study/.
The writing samples included in this folder were collected as part of a longitudinal study in writing development published in Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study (University of Michigan Press, 2019). Writing samples were chosen and uploaded by students as part of the study and come from lower and upper level courses. To learn more about this study, please see the epublication https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10079890.
Images of villages in Mali in which Moore (Gur family) is the primary language. Each file name contains important information about the photos, and are structured thus: LanguageFamily_Language_IdentificationNumber_GeographicCoordinate_Description_Date_InitialsOfThePhotographer
Bankan Tey is a Dogon language spoken in the village complex Walo (also spelled Oualo) near Douentza in central Mali. It is closely related to Ben Tey within Dogon. As of May 2018, Bankan Tey remains on my “to do” list in terms of grammatical description and texts. These recordings were made in Walo in 2011 and have not yet been transcribed although there is a fair chance I will be able to work on them in the next few years. If nothing materializes before 2022, I authorize other linguists to transcribe, translate, and/or analyse the texts.
2011 side A
2011 side B
Videos made in the course of linguistic fieldwork. Includes blacksmithing, hide tanning, weaving, cotton spinning, weaving, reed flute making, pottery making, and construction in Dogon villages, and exotic traditional hair styling in Hombori (Songhay). Some of the videos are "compilations" of many short clips, others are in standard documentary form.