Other: Prosodic Patterns in Ramari Hatohobei
This talk presents an analysis of the prosodic patterns in Ramari Hatohobei, or Tobian, a severely endangered Micronesian language. The primary aim is to present the prosodic patterns of Ramari Hatohobei based on data from the Endangered Languages Archive collection, “Documenting Ramari Hatohobei, the Tobian language, a severely endangered Micronesian language”. Another aim is to show the extent to which such data could be useful for linguistic description and in particular to the field of phonology and phonetics. Spectrograms have been extracted using Praat from conversations, descriptions and stories and the ToBI conventions have been used for the analysis of prosodic patterns. Furthermore, the curators and speakers have been consulted in order to investigate particular hypotheses. This talk could be informative for descriptive linguists, phonologists, computational linguists, prosody theoreticians and people interested in endangered languages in general.