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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1088519

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Title:In the camp house
Y15_2_Pana_00011
Audio-visual documentation of Meakambut ways of speaking
Contributor (researcher):Darja
Contributor (speaker):Wapi
Olomaŋey
Mak
Kanak
Coverage:PNG
Date:2015-06-18
Description: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.
Mak, Wapi, Olomangey, Kank and the kids singing and talking in the camp house. -- translation needed! camp
age estimated Fluent in TP Can understand a bit of Anday. Very communicative. Limited knowledge of Anday and Enga.
age estimated Nason speaks Tok Pisin, having stayed in kanjimei he learnt a bit of Awiakay so tahat he can understand, but cannot speak, he undersatnds a little bit of Enga and a bit of Anday. While he can sing in them, he's not fluent in any of the local languages apart from his mother tongue, Meakambut
age estimated can sing in Anday, Enga, fluent in TP
age estimated Kanak can speak a little bit of TP and can sing in Enga and Anday, but is not fluent in either.
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/avchd
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1088519
IPF0221
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1088519%23
Publisher:Darja Hoenigman
The Australian National University
Subject:Conversation and singing
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:MPI1088519
DateStamp:  2018-02-13
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Citation: Wapi (speaker); Olomaŋey (speaker); Mak (speaker); Kanak (speaker); Darja (researcher). 2015-06-18. Darja Hoenigman.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_tpi

Inferred Metadata

Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific


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