Papers and Handouts

This section provides access to manuscripts and conference handouts based on ongoing field research into Eleme

Fieldnotes were generated from two sources. Most recently from a four month period of fieldwork in Eleme itself (Feb - July 2003), working with a variety of language consultants in both formal elicitation sessions and different spontaneous speech environments.

The second source of information and basis for the earlier work is elicitation sessions with Enu Obari Ekaakaa Metian, our language teacher and consultant in Manchester. They represent several hours of elicited material and spontaneous speech from Enu in sessions with either Oliver Bond, or Greg Anderson. Some of the downloadable documents to the right are adapted from my MA thesis: Topics in Eleme Grammar.

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Eleme Woman Farming
Bond (2006)

Bond, Oliver. 2006. A Broader Perspective on Logophoricity: Beyond Point of View in Ogonoid Languages, in John Mugane, John P. Hutchison, and Dee A. Worman (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspectives. Cascadilla Proceedings Project: Somerville, MA.


http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/35/abstract1313.html

ISBN 1-57473-410-5 (library binding)

This paper was based on presentations made at the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 35) at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA on 2nd April 2004, and at the 13th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at the University of Manchester, UK on 20th March 2004.


Eleme Burial
Locative Progressive Constructions (LAGB 05)

The Applicative Morpheme in Eleme Locative Progressive Constructions was presented at Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of Great Britain (LAGB 05) at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK on 2nd September 2005 by Oliver Bond. Click here for a handout of the presentation.


Eleme Bar
Personal Inflection (LISEM 2003)

Personal Inflection in Eleme was presented as part of the Linguistics Seminar programme run by the Department of Linguistics, University of Manchester, UK on 14th October 2003, by Oliver Bond. Click here for a handout of the presentation.


Milling Cassava Stems
Topics in Eleme Grammar (Bond 2002)

Topics in Eleme Grammar, my unpublished MA thesis, was submitted to the Department of Linguistics at the University of Manchester in the September 2002. Click here to view an summary of the content.