OLAC Record

Title:Gisala Paradise Dance 1
Documentation of Eibela
Contributor (researcher):Grant
Contributor (speaker):Wese
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:This is the audio recording of the Paradise Dance and accompanying singing, named for its resemblance to the bird of paradise. The audio recording of the transcription process and the hand-written transcription may be found in bundle ailoa0100.
This project consists in the documentation of Eibela, also called Aimele (ISO-639 AIL), as part of a PhD project at James Cook University which will ultimately result in a grammar of the language along with a dictionary and a corpus of texts. Eibela is a severely endangered language with 300 speakers in Lake Campbell, Western Province in Papua New Guinea.
This is the audio recording of the Paradise Dance and accompanying singing, During the dance, the performing sings while striking the ground with a rattle made of freshwater mussel shells, and dances by bobbing up and down while marching down a walkway.
Grant Aiton is a PhD researcher who is recording the event. Wese is an Eibela man performing the song and dance.
PhD Researcher conducting research on the Eibela language
Date of birth is approximate.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1090484%23
Publisher:Grant Aiton
James Cook University
Aimele language
Subject (ISO639):ail


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1090484
DateStamp:  2018-09-26
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Search Info

Citation: Grant (researcher); Wese (speaker). 2013-03-18. Grant Aiton.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_ail

Inferred Metadata

Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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