Collection details
Collection ID MFD1
Title Recordings of Raga - 2015-2016
Description Material collected in Loltong bay, north Pentecost, Vanuatu, between 2015 and 2016, by Marie (Marie-France) Duhamel. Recordings from a wide range of speakers.

002-traditional story;
003-'danger' stories (relating cyclones, earthquakes);
004-other stories, SNG - songs, PIX - photos, AV - Video other than people telling stories
005-interviews of participants by a native speaker

The Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity was a five year Laureate project awarded by the Australian Research Council to Professor Nicholas Evans within the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University. The project ran from 2014 to 2019.

The project sought to address fundamental questions of linguistic diversity and disparity through an analysis of linguistic variation and change. The project addressed a crucial missing step in existing linguistic research by addressing the question of what drives linguistic diversification so much faster in some societies than in others. It did so by undertaking intensive, matched case studies of speech communities across Australia and the Pacific, allowing researchers to detect variations in languages as they occur and compare the amounts and types of variation found in different sorts of settings, with a particular focus on small-scale multilingual speech communities. It aimed to generate an integrated model of language variation and change, building in interactions between social and linguistic processes. The research findings offered insights into the enormous diversity of human experience, vital for fields as diverse as cognitive science, human evolutionary biology, anthropology and archaeology.
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Marie France Duhamel
Operator Julia Colleen Miller
Originating university Australian National University
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Region / village Loltong Bay, North Pentecost
DOI 10.4225/72/5af31b0b0fa21
Cite as Marie France Duhamel (collector), 1927. Recordings of Raga - 2015-2016. Collection MFD1 at [Open Access].
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