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Title:The walk from Zeri into Bimadbn Village
Morehead: Languages of Southern New Guinea
Contributor (researcher):Dr. Chris Healey
Dr. Julia Colleen Miller
Professor Nicholas Evans
Dr. Penelope Johnson
Contributor (speaker):Jimmy Nébni
Yayam Samako
Michael (Binzawa) Idaba
Yaga (Thomas, formerly "Member") Wlila
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:These video recordings are from our walk from the garden hamlet of Zeri into Bimadbn Village, a first visit for Dr. Chris Healey and Dr. Julia Colleen Miller. There is some discussion of specific locations along the way, as well as bird discussions. The majority of the footage captures the community members walking, joking, laughing, and the manner in which items are ferried into remote areas by individuals (and including a couple of bicycles). The last part of the final video shows the arrival and welcoming party in the village. Singing, dancing, and floral adornments. Audio Recordings are Jimmy Nebni talking about birds and specific locations and associated narratives along the way. Track 04 contains a brief story in Nen about a spot along the way where you must not look behind you. If you do, you will see a strange person who will tell you how long you have before you die. Keywords: Birds, plants, material culture, ceremony, conversation
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
Publisher:Professor Nicholas Evans
The Australian National University
English language
Nen language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Dr. Chris Healey (researcher); Dr. Julia Colleen Miller (researcher); Jimmy Nébni (speaker); Professor Nicholas Evans (researcher); Dr. Penelope Johnson (researcher); Yayam Samako (speaker); Michael (Binzawa) Idaba (speaker); Yaga (Thomas, formerly "Member") Wlila (speaker). 2012-08-04. Professor Nicholas Evans.
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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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