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meeting in Kununurra, looking at illustrated book with animals and plants-2 -- CS06_a043_03 -- Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin - A documentation of the linguistic and cultural knowledge of speakers in a multilingual setting in the Victoria River District, Northern Australia
Title:
meeting in Kununurra, looking at illustrated book with animals and plants-2 -- CS06_a043_03 -- Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin - A documentation of the linguistic and cultural knowledge of speakers in a multilingual setting in the Victoria River District, Northern Australia
ID:
Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin
Online:
No
Archive:
Contributor:
PW (speaker)
DP (speaker)
DR (speaker)
IP (speaker)
CS (researcher)
DB (speaker)
EH (speaker)
Publisher:
Eva Schultze-Berndt
University of Manchester, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Description:
Continuation of session CS06_a043_02 Sitting at Bethnal Camp with IP, PW, DP, EH, DB, DR. Also present is B, DB's daughter and another lady, name unknown. Windy day, wind heard on recording. Visit of DR and DB to Bethnal Camp. This is a recording of the ladies conversation. They are looking at the Jawoyn book of plants and animals and are commenting of some of the items.
This project is funded by the Endangered Languages Programme (DOBES) of the VW Foundation for a period of three years (August 2005-July 2008). The aim of the project is a documentation of the linguistic and cultural knowledge of the remaining speakers of several language varieties belonging to two language groups. The Jaminjungan group consists of Jaminjung and Ngaliwurru (which are closely related) as well as Nungali (now no longer spoken). Languages of the Eastern Ngumpin group are Gurindji, Ngarinyman, Bilinarra, and Mudburra, as well as a mixed language, Gurindji Kriol. These varieties (and in addition English and Kriol, an English-lexified creole), constitute part of a single network of multilingual communicative practice in the region, since their speakers have been in close contact for a long time, and since they now share the same settlements distributed throughout the Victoria River District. One aim of the project therefore is to carefully document variation. The lexical databases are set up to facilitate cross-referencing between the different varieties, for example to identify borrowings and translation equivalents. Focal areas for the text collection are topics such as significant sites, knowledge about plants and animals, and oral history, which are likely to be of particular interest to the speakers and their descendants as well as to linguists, anthropologists, biologists, ecologists, and historians. Two PhD students within the projects focus on the topics of Jaminjung prosody (Candide Simard) and spatial expressions in Ngarinyman (Kristina Henschke), respectively. The project was administered by the University of Graz from August 2005 to March 2007, and by the University of Manchester from April 2007 to July 2008. It is conducted in collaboration with the Diwurruwurru-Jaru Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal Language Centre based in Katherine (N.T.), and includes community members as trainees and co-investigators. The members of the core project team are: Eva Schultze-Berndt (Manchester; project director; Jaminjungan languages and some Ngarinyman), Patrick McConvell (Canberra; Principal Investigator; Ngumpin languages and Gurindji Kriol; anthropology); Felicity Meakins (Melbourne/Manchester; Postdoctoral Fellow; Ngumpin languages and Gurindji Kriol), Kristina Henschke (Graz, PhD student, Ngarinyman); Candide Simard (Manchester, PhD student, Jaminjung/Ngaliwurru). The core project team is supported by Glenn Wightman (Darwin) as ethnobiologist and Alan Marett and Linda Barwick (Sydney) as ethnomusicologists, by Erika Charola (Paris) as a linguistic consultant working on Gurindji, as well as by Nikolaus Himmelmann (Bochum) as and Mark Harvey (Newcastle) as cooperation partners.
Sitting at Bethnal Camp with IP, PW , DP, EH, DB, DR . Also present is Barbara, DB's daughter and another, name unknown, lady. Windy day, wind heard on recording. visit of DR and DB to Bethnal Camp. This is a recording of the ladies conversation. They are looking at the Jawoyn book of plants and animals and are commenting of some of the items. See also video recording of this meeting. *** good material for prosodic analysis
Jawoyn book of plant and animals
Subject language:
Djamindjung
Kriol
Ngarinman
Language family:
Creoles and pidgins, English‑based
Australian
Creoles and pidgins
Other coverage:
Australia
Other date:
2006-09-10
Other format:
audio/x-wav
Other subject:
Discourse
Djamindjung
Kriol
Ngaliwurru
Ngarinman
Other type:
audio
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Archive: The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
Online: No
Subject language: Djamindjung
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Subject language: Ngarinman
Language family: Australian
Language family: Creoles and pidgins
Language family: Creoles and pidgins, English‑based
Geographic region: Pacific
Contributor: CS
Contributor: DB
Contributor: DP
Contributor: DR
Contributor: EH
Publisher: Eva Schultze-Berndt
Publisher: University of Manchester, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Title: Northern Australia
Title: meeting in Kununurra, looking at illustrated book with animals and plants-2 -- CS06_a043_03 -- Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin - A documentation of the linguistic and cultural knowledge of speakers in a multilingual setting in the Victoria River District,
Other coverage: Australia
Other date: 2006-09-10
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other subject: Discourse
Other subject: Djamindjung
Other subject: Kriol
Other subject: Ngaliwurru
Other subject: Ngarinman
Other type: audio