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Title:Definitive bird names: Nen
Morehead: Languages of Southern New Guinea
Contributor (researcher):Professor Nicholas Evans
Dr. Chris Healey
Contributor (speaker):Jimmy Nébni
Sobae Pid
Kaeko Amura
Jerus Kaeko
Michael (Binzawa) Idaba
Mango Kaeko
Yosang Amto
Dadayag Sobra
Idaba Idaba
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Recordings of definitive session going through all Nen bird names with a group of (mostly) men, using Chris Healey’s powerpoint as stimulus. See NE2013-04, pp. 44-54. Keywords: Elicitation; Birds
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: Jimmy Nébni (speaker); Professor Nicholas Evans (researcher); Dr. Chris Healey (researcher); Sobae Pid (speaker); Kaeko Amura (speaker); Jerus Kaeko (speaker); Michael (Binzawa) Idaba (speaker); Mango Kaeko (speaker); Yosang Amto (speaker); Dadayag Sobra (speaker); Idaba Idaba (speaker). 2013-10-10. Professor Nicholas Evans.
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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
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