ELDP Project Highlight (Part 2): Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua

By Martha Tsutsui|April 13, 2017|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, is back on the blog to share another excerpt from her field diary from her work on Meakambut in Papua New Guinea. To learn more about this project, visit the ELAR archive at here. On my first trip I brought with me digitized video material which the anthropologist Borut Telban, who works in Ambonwari village, recorded when he met the Meakambut in 1991. These videos, which

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ELDP Project Highlight (Part 1): Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua

By Martha Tsutsui|March 30, 2017|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Darja Hoenigman shares an excerpt from her field diary from her work on Meakambut in Papua New Guinea. To learn more about this project, visit the ELAR archive here. Through our discussions about language it became clear to me that the Meakambut take it for granted that their language will always be there. When I told them about cases when people in some parts of Papua

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Project Highlight: Ayoreo Publication

By Martha Tsutsui|January 26, 2017|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

During 2016, within the frame of the documentation project IGS0205, a book was published and distributed between the Ayoreo communities in Paraguay and Bolivia. The work in question is a bilingual story book (Ayoreo-Spanish) that features 19 tales of cultural relevance, most of them set before contact with non-aboriginal groups. This publication is intended to help preserve the narratives of a now elderly group who lived half their lives before

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Northern Alta, a Philippine Negrito Language

By Martha Tsutsui|November 17, 2016|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, Alexandro Garcia-Laguia shares a look into his ELDP project. Alexandro is researching Northern Alta, an endangered language spoken along the rivers of Aurora province in the Philippines. Reconstructing an old Alta song: The speakers of Alta have reported that their parents did not teach them any songs in Alta (n_alta054.42). However, one day, at a gathering with six women in Barangay Dianed, the ladies

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