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Documenting Yupna Diversity: Linguistic, Sociolinguistic & Sociocultural Perspectives on Variation in a Papuan Language Family
Title:
Documenting Yupna Diversity: Linguistic, Sociolinguistic & Sociocultural Perspectives on Variation in a Papuan Language Family
Link to the object:
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
James Slotta (depositor)
Publisher:
Endangered Languages Archive
http://elar-archive.org
Description:
This project documents the dialects and languages spoken in a portion of the Yupna region, an area of extreme linguistic diversity within one of the most linguistically diverse countries on earth, Papua New Guinea. Although multilingualism has been an everyday fact of life in these communities, state schooling is drastically reducing local linguistic diversity. Through linguistic elicitation, interviews, and recording of interactional events, the project captures a cross-section of the variation found in a set of neighboring villages where four related languages are spoken: Bonkiman (150 speakers), Yuwong (100 speakers), Domung (2,000 speakers), and Yopno (8,000 speakers).
Country:
Papua New Guinea
DCMI type:
Collection
License:
Other coverage:
Yupna Region
Other subject:
Bonkiman
Domung
Yuwong
Yopno
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Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Country: Papua New Guinea
DCMI type: Collection
License: Other
Contributor: James Slotta
Publisher: Endangered Languages Archive
Publisher: http://elar-archive.org
Title: Documenting Yupna Diversity: Linguistic, Sociolinguistic & Sociocultural Perspectives on Variation in a Papuan Language Family
Other coverage: Yupna Region
Other subject: Bonkiman
Other subject: Domung
Other subject: Yopno
Other subject: Yuwong