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Contributor:Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub
Contributor (consultant):James Barripaŋ Gandaŋu
Mänurr Watjpalala Dhurrkay
Description:This text is a fictitious story about hunting seafood. (annotated and translated text; cf. DHA001003 for the original text)
The aim of the project is to produce an annotated and illustrated Golpa story book about the Golpa people, their land and culture. Golpa is a severely endangered YolNGu language (Yirritja moiety) spoken on Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia. Most stories in the book are part of a hugh collection of audio recordings made back in the 1960s. The narrator of these texts is the father of today's Golpa speakers/consultants. Until this project these texts have never been processed. There are only very few Golpa left who still speak and/or understand the language to a considerable extend. The processing of these recordings will reveal and document linguistic and cultural knowledge about a dying Australian indigenous group and make it accessible to the community as well as to researchers. This project is the first attempt to document and describe the Golpa language (and culture).
The text is a story about hunting seafood.
Muthali is the last fluent speaker of Golpa and has helped translate this text.
JKL has been in touch with the Golpa since 2008 via phone. They first met and worked together in 2009, then again in 2011 and 2012. She has spent a total of approx. 5 months in the field. JKL has carried out all field trips together with her little son (which resulted in wonderful social contacts with the locals and more natural work sessions).
When Watjpalala transcribed DHA's and NIM's text (cf. DHA001003 for the original text) she didn't know Golpa as well as she does today so that she used a different way of spelling. Watjpalala helped JBG and JKL to read her writing and to translate the text.
cf. DHA001003 (original ALF text written by DHA, NIM and MWD in 1987)
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1163980%23
Publisher:Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
hunting seafood
Undetermined language
Subject (ISO639):und


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1163980
DateStamp:  2018-05-09
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Citation: James Barripaŋ Gandaŋu (consultant); Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub; Mänurr Watjpalala Dhurrkay (consultant). 2011. Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub.
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