OLAC Record

Title:ER's land claim
Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin
Contributor (interviewer):TF
Contributor (speaker):ER
Description:ER explains to the Northern Lands Council why she wants to live on her traditional land near Gregory Tree; she is interviewed by the local representative of the Northern Lands Council.
The project is funded by the VW Stiftung for a period of three years (July 2005-June 2008). Its aim is a documentation of the linguistic and cultural knowledge of the remaining few hundred speakers of several language varieties belonging to two language groups, Jaminjung and Ngaliwurru (Jaminjungan) and Gurindji, Ngarinyman, Bilinarra, and Mudburra (Eastern Ngumpin). These varieties (and in addition English and Kriol, an English-lexified creole), constitute part of a single network of multilingual communicative practice in the region, since the speakers of these languages have been in close contact for probably centuries and now share the same settlements distributed throughout the region. One aim of the project therefore is to carefully document dialectal and ideolectal variation as well as code-switching in an attempt to do justice to the actual language use in such a multilingual setting. Focal areas for the text collection are topics such as significant sites, plant use, and oral history, which are likely to be of particular interest to the speakers and their descendants as well as to linguists, anthropologists, biologists, ecologists, and historians. The project director is Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Graz), who has worked on Jaminjungan languages and to a lesser extent on Ngarinyman for the last 12 years. Principal investigators are Patrick McConvell (AIATSIS, Canberra), a linguist and anthropologist with long-term experience with the languages and culture of both groups, and Felicity Meakins (University of Melbourne), a linguist whose primary expertise lies with Eastern Ngumpin languages, especially the language used in interaction with children. PhD students Kristina Henschke and Candide Simard will focus on the description of prosody and of code-switching, respectively. The core project team will be supported by Glenn Wightman as ethnobotanist and Alan Marett and Linda Barwick as ethnomusicologists, as well as by Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Bochum). The project will take place in intensive collaboration with the Diwurruwurru-Jaru Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal Language Centre based in Katherine (N.T.), and includes community members yet to be recruited as trainees and co-investigators.
ER explains to the Northern Lands Council why she wants to live on her traditional land near Gregory Tree
Acts as the local representative of the Northern ands Council in Timber Creek
Publisher:Eva Schultze-Berndt
University of Manchester, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
English language
Kriol language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: TF (interviewer); ER (speaker). 2006-06-29. Eva Schultze-Berndt.
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