Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua New Guinea


Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua New Guinea

Language: Meakambut
Depositor: Darja Hoenigman
Location: Papua New Guinea
Deposit Id: 0370
ELDP Id: IPF0221
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
The Meakambut are semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers, numbering about 45, moving between rock shelters around their mountainous territory in East Sepik Province, 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, and it is not even listed in Ethnologue. Using observational filming to supplement basic linguistic documentation, this project will provide audio-visual documentation and analysis of a variety of their speech practices, embedded in rich ethnographic data.

Status

Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Darja Hoenigman
Affiliation: ANU

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Data from 2018 April 26 to 2018 April 26
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