OLAC Record

Title:Birdwalk to Digicel Office
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
Michael (Binzawa) Idaba
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:An early morning birdwalk out to the open savannah area referred to as the Digicel Office. The name comes from the fact that this spot has better mobile signal than in the village. Audio file information: hm = head-mounted microphone track (main speaker, isolated) sg = shotgun nicrophone track (bird song, isolated) hmsg = combined speaker and bird song tracks zoom = on-board microphone from Zoom H4N collecting ambient noise and researcher queries At approximately 22 minutes into track 01 is the story of Tibrun. This has been extracted, transcribed, and translated. Keywords: birds, plants
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
Bird walk
Nen language
English language
Subject (ISO639):nqn


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DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: Dr. Chris Healey (researcher); Dr. Julia Colleen Miller (researcher); Professor Nicholas Evans (researcher); Dr. Penelope Johnson (researcher); Jimmy Nébni (speaker); Michael (Binzawa) Idaba (speaker). 2012-08-06. Professor Nicholas Evans.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG iso639_eng iso639_nqn

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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
Area: EuropePacific

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