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Madurese Storytellers

From the University of Iowa's Department of Linguistics comes Madurese Storytellers - a collection of video-recorded folktales from the Madurese, an ethnic community in Indonesia. These folks tales were collected by the late William Davies, who worked as a linguistics professor at the University of Iowa for many years and studied the languages of Indonesia. Videos in this collection are accompanied by a short synopsis in English along with four documents. These documents include a transcription of the story in Madurese alongside translations in English and Indonesian. The fourth document features "an interlinear format which includes morpheme-by-morpheme glosses, the common format for linguistic analysis." Individual folktales are also tagged by topic (including introduction/spread of Islam; origins and names; respectfulness, diligence, and loyalty) to facilitate easy browsing.
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April 6th, 2018
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April 2nd, 2018 at 2:45pm
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