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Musical Discussion - Sea Songs (Ldalha) 04 -- dvR_050816_T1 -- Yiwarrunj, yinyman, radbiyi lda mali: Iwaidja and Other Endangered Languages of the Cobourg Peninsula (Australia) in their Cultural Context
Title:
Musical Discussion - Sea Songs (Ldalha) 04 -- dvR_050816_T1 -- Yiwarrunj, yinyman, radbiyi lda mali: Iwaidja and Other Endangered Languages of the Cobourg Peninsula (Australia) in their Cultural Context
ID:
IW
Online:
No
Archive:
Contributor:
Archie (consultant)
Brian (consultant)
Publisher:
Nicholas Evans
University of Melbourne
Description:
The informants give background information on the Sea Songs, called 'Ldalha' in Iwaidja.
This project documents, in as full a cultural context as is possible, the Iwaidja language of the Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia (Iwaidjan language family, non-Pama-Nyungan), still spoken by around 200 people but under increasing threat from English, as well as recording material from other languages of the region (Marrgu, Ilgar/ Garig, Amurdak and Manangkari) which are all reduced to one or two speakers each. In addition to linguists, the research team will include specialists in ethnomusicology, material culture / archaeology, and social anthropology, and will result in a comprehensive, searchable and browsable sound and video documentation, with Iwaidja transcriptions and subtitles alongside English translations, an Iwaidja dictionary of around 5,000 words, detailed phonetic analysis, and briefer materials on other languages of the area.
Archie Brown was born at Minarri, one of Reuben Cooper’s timber mills at the eastern end of the Cobourg Peninsula in 1941. As a young man he spent time working in Darwin, before moving to Croker, where he worked at the mission as a butcher and mechanic. He remains based at Minjilang today.
Bio
Subject language:
English
Iwaidja
Language family:
Indo-European
Germanic
Australian
Other coverage:
Australia
Other date:
2005-08-16
Other format:
audio/x-wav
video/x-mpeg2
text/x-eaf+xml
Other subject:
Discourse
Interview
English
Iwaidja
Other type:
audio
video
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Archive: The Language Archive at the MPI for Psycholinguistics
Online: No
Subject language: English
Subject language: Iwaidja
Language family: Australian
Language family: Germanic
Language family: Indo-European
Geographic region: Europe
Geographic region: Pacific
Contributor: Archie
Contributor: Brian
Contributor: Bruce
Contributor: Linda
Publisher: Nicholas Evans
Publisher: University of Melbourne
Title: Musical Discussion - Sea Songs (Ldalha) 04 -- dvR_050816_T1 -- Yiwarrunj, yinyman, radbiyi lda mali: Iwaidja and Other Endangered Languages of the Cobourg Peninsula (Australia) in their Cultural Context
Other coverage: Australia
Other date: 2005-08-16
Other format: audio/x-wav
Other format: text/x-eaf+xml
Other format: video/x-mpeg2
Other subject: Discourse
Other subject: English
Other subject: Interview
Other subject: Iwaidja
Other type: audio
Other type: video