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Title:Possum hunting
Audio-visual documentation of Meakambut ways of speaking
Contributor (researcher):Darja
Contributor (speaker):Pasu
Description:Pasu, Yakalok, Olomaŋey, Yukun and Wandimbi are hunting for a possum
The Meakambut are semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, numbering about 60, moving between camps and rock shelters in their mountainous territory in East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea. As one of very few semi-nomadic groups in Melanesia, they are key for understanding the (socio)linguistic situation which would have prevailed before agriculture. Apart from basic word-lists there has been no prior research on the language. Using observational filming to supplement basic linguistic and ethnographic documentation, this project provides audio-visual documentation and analysis of a variety of Meakambut speech practices, embedded in rich ethnographic data.
Pasu, Yakalok, Olomaŋey, Yukun and Wandimbi are hunting for a possum. The video records their hunting talk.
age estimated can understand a bit of Anday, Enga, Awiakay, fluent in TP
age estimated fluent in TP, spent extended periods of time in other places. can understand a bit of Anday, a litttle less of Enga Learned a bit of Awiakay when assisting my research in Kanjimei quick learner, good language assistant, VERY communicative
age estimated Nason speaks Tok Pisin, having stayed in kanjimei he learnt a bit of Awiakay so tahat he can understand, but cannot speak, he undersatnds a little bit of Enga and a bit of Anday. While he can sing in them, he's not fluent in any of the local languages apart from his mother tongue, Meakambut
age estimated Wandimbi can undersatnad a little bit of Tok Pisin
age estimated Yukun can speak a little bit of Tok Pisin
Darja's mother tongue is Slovene, her working languages are Tok Pisin and English. She is fluent in Tok Pisin and Awiakay, but has only basic knowledge of Meakambut. She's the researcher and filmmaker.
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1071972%23
Publisher:Darja Hoenigman
The Australian National University
Subject:Hunting talk
Tok Pisin language
Subject (ISO639):tpi


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1071972
DateStamp:  2017-11-08
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Citation: Pasu (speaker); Yakalok (speaker); Olomaŋey (speaker); Wandimbi (speaker); Yukun (speaker); Darja (researcher). 2015-06-21. Darja Hoenigman.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG iso639_tpi

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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