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Title:Meakambut watching their ancestors at Tombakopa
Y16_Canon_0622
Audio-visual documentation of Meakambut ways of speaking
Contributor (researcher):Darja
Contributor (speaker):Kapukam
Lanop
Yakalok
Komley
Mak
Kanak
Coverage:PNG
Date:2016-01-22
Description:Night-time observational recording of watching the past
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.
Meakambut are watching their old footage in Yakalok's house at Tombakopa; observational night-time recording of their reactions, comments -- translation needed! camera, watching ancestors
age estimated At the time of research Kapukam was the oldest man in the group. He can understand and speak a little bit of Anday and Enga, but is not fluent in either. His Tok Pisin is basic, but can communicate in it. He also knows a bit of Awiakay.
age estimated
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 Julia can speak a bit of Anday, and has a limited command of Tok Pisin. She can also sing in Enga.
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/mp4
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1088561
IPF0221
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1088561%23
Publisher:Darja Hoenigman
The Australian National University
Subject:conversation
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:MPI1088561
DateStamp:  2018-02-13
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Search Info

Citation: Kapukam (speaker); Lanop (speaker); Yakalok (speaker); Komley (speaker); Mak (speaker); Kanak (speaker); Darja (researcher). 2016-01-22. Darja Hoenigman.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_tpi

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific


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