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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1074250

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Title:Cooking flying foxes in 'mumu' stone oven
Y16_Canon_0475to0479
Audio-visual documentation of Meakambut ways of speaking
Contributor (researcher):Darja
Contributor (speaker):Yakalok
Taniol
Yukun
Coverage:PNG
Date:2016-01-13
Description:Naturally occurring conversation in the process of cooking flying foxes
The Meakambut are semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, numbering about 60, moving between camps and rock shelters in their mountainous territory in East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea. As one of very few semi-nomadic groups in Melanesia, they are key for understanding the (socio)linguistic situation which would have prevailed before agriculture. Apart from basic word-lists there has been no prior research on the language. Using observational filming to supplement basic linguistic and ethnographic documentation, this project provides audio-visual documentation and analysis of a variety of Meakambut speech practices, embedded in rich ethnographic data.
This is an observational footage of cooking flying foxes (killed in a nearby cave) in a 'mumu' stone oven
age estimated fluent in TP, spent extended periods of time in other places. can understand a bit of Anday, a litttle less of Enga Learned a bit of Awiakay when assisting my research in Kanjimei quick learner, good language assistant, VERY communicative
age estimated in 2015 can communicate in Tok Pisin, can sing well in Enga and Anday, has basic knowledge of both.
age estimated Yukun can speak a little bit of Tok Pisin
Darja's mother tongue is Slovene, her working languages are Tok Pisin and English. She is fluent in Tok Pisin and Awiakay, but has only basic knowledge of Meakambut. She's the researcher and filmmaker.
Format:video/mp4
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1074250
IPF0221
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1074250%23
Publisher:Darja Hoenigman
The Australian National University
Subject:Conversation
Meakambut
Tok Pisin language
Subject (ISO639):tpi
Type:Video

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1074250
DateStamp:  2017-11-08
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Citation: Yakalok (speaker); Taniol (speaker); Yukun (speaker); Darja (researcher). 2016-01-13. Darja Hoenigman.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_tpi

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific


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