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Children documenting language and culture: Games and toys in Ikakumo

Gefter, Asya and Salffner, Sophie (2013) Children documenting language and culture: Games and toys in Ikakumo. [Shows/Exhibitions]

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Abstract

We have all played some form of football at some point in our lives, but what is your favourite game and what toys did you use to play with? Do you know the games ames, lago, ayo, ekpe, okuto, cashew, locker, abas, ludo, tyre, ring or whot? Have you ever raced a bamboo car down the road? In this exhibition, you see photos of games and toys taken by children in Ikakumo and videos of parents reminiscing about the games they used to play when they were small. You also see photos of the village where the children live and of the animals that people keep, photos of how the children help at home, and photos of what goes on in the village. You can also find out how such photos and videos shot by the children help linguists with documenting a language and a culture, and how a linguist might put an exhibition and the materials to go with it into an archive.

Item Type: Shows/Exhibitions
Additional Information: An exhibition showcasing photographs and videos taken by participants of the Ikakumo Photography School 2013 run by Asya Gefter and Sophie Salffner
Keywords: language documentation; participatory photography
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia, Africa, Indian ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand)
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Copyright Statement: All copyright for the photographs remains with the photographers.
Depositing User: Sophie Salffner
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 13:04
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/15966

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