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Morehead: Languages of Southern New Guinea
Contributor:Sagi Orot
Contributor (researcher):Christian Döhler
Contributor (speaker):Mauri Orot
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:This is a story about a man and his wife. The story's content is at this point in time unreviewed. The story was told in Kanathér at night by the campfire. Kanathér is the place where people frequenty cross the Morehead River. It is about 1km West of Morehead. The story was told late at night with an audience of many children and some adults. The speaker's mother was sitting next to him and kept on correcting him and adding to the story.
This project focuses on collecting multimedia documentation of multiple undescribed Papuan languages – Nen and Nambu (Morehead-Maro) and Kmntso (Tonda). Other nearby languages will have varrying degrees of description, including Idi, Nama, and Neme. All of these languages belong to an almost completely unknown family in Southern New Guinea. Based at the Australian National University in Canberra, plus collaborations with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and the PNG National Herbarium, the project will embed a German PhD student (Christian Döhler) in a team including a seasoned field linguist (Nick Evans) and a post-doc (Julia Colleen Miller), two Germany-based typologists (Bernard Comrie and Volker Gast) from the FAUST (Future Archive User Simulation Team), plus participation on targeted fieldtrips by ethnobiologist Chris Healey (ANU) and botanist Kipiro Damas (PNG National Herbarium, Madang). Particular foci of the documentation will be the natural world (especially ethnobotany and ethnoornithology), swidden cultivation, fire management and ethnoecology, mythology, auto-ethnography, ethnomathematics, and microvariation in language use in a situation of daily multilingualism.nichola
Mauri died in July 2012 possible of a heart attack on the way back to Rouku from her garden in Ngazäthe
Publisher:Professor Nicholas Evans
The Australian National University
Subject:texts, narrative
Wára language
English language
Subject (ISO639):tci


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DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: Christian Döhler (researcher); Mauri Orot (speaker); Sagi Orot. 2011-10-12. Professor Nicholas Evans.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_eng iso639_tci

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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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