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Contributor:Jane Garrutju Gandaŋu
Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub
Description:JKL (linguist) asked JGG (Golpa speaker) to re/tell the "Two Frogs" story in Golpa (by narrating what she sees on the individual pages of the children's book). This recording was made at the Galawarra camp site.
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).
JKL asked JGG to re/tell the "Two Frogs" story in Golpa (by narrating what he sees on the individual pages of the book).
Apart from JGG and JKL there were also 6 children present who JGG told the story to (JGG's grandchildren and JKL's son).
Garrutju is a well educated lady who has a number of jobs (such as officially registered interpreter or as head of Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre).
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).
Wormell, Chris (2003), Two frogs. A red fox book: Hong Kong [children's book]; (?? ISBN: 13579108642) (from library at Shepherdson College)
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1163990%23
Publisher:Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
"Two Frogs" story
Undetermined language
Djambarrpuyngu language
Subject (ISO639):und


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-07-26
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Citation: Jane Garrutju Gandaŋu; Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub. 2011-07-19. Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub.
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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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