This collection contains language recordings from various Austronesian languages and one Papuan language of Indonesia. The data can be viewed as two language documentation compilations based on the year collected.
In 2018, titles JS1-001 to JS1-011 encompass data from five languages over three islands of East Nusa Tenggara: Helong (Timor), Abui (collected in Timor but indigenous to Alor), Weluri/Wee Lurri/Wejewa/Wewewa (Sumba), Kodi (Sumba), and Manggarai (Flores). The recordings are comprised of wordlists, traditional stories, and directional tasks. Every language includes an elicitation of route descriptions based on Eric's Maze Task by the Max Planck Institute. To view the route tasks, it is recommended to download all files within the title to completely understand and follow the stimuli the participants were engaged in. The files of the route tasks include an audio and video recording, a time aligned transcription in the target language as well as in Indonesian and English, JPGs of the 14 mazes completed by the participants, and a PNG of a compass displaying the cardinal direction the participants were facing when completing in the task.
JS-004 to JS-006 are recordings in Wee Lurri. Wee Lurri is the place name of the village in Sumba and how the consultants referred to their language. Due to the researcher’s limited knowledge of the language, it was decided to keep the language listed as the community called it rather than labeling it as a dialect of Wejewa, though it is possibly the case. In JS1-006 there is a consultant who is a speaker of Weyewa/Wejewa along with three Wee Lurri speakers completing a wordlist. Most of the words are the same but a few lexical items are different, which is pointed out in the recording. This highlights the limited linguistic research that has been done in this area, which is abundant in linguistic diversity.
In 2019, titles JS1-012 to JS1-017 encompass data exclusively in Helong and are elicitations of the Max Planck Institute's Topological Relations Picture Series and the Positional Verbs Stimuli. In total there are six pairs of participants completing the two tasks. These files include audio and video recordings, time aligned transcriptions in Helong as well as in Indonesian and English, scans of handwritten notes, photos of each set up, and a PNG of a compass displaying the cardinal direction the participants were facing when completing the task.