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Title traditional song about a chief from Lolvanua
Description Traditional song from north Pentecost sung by Grace Talileo - introduced in Bislama by her son-in-law Derick Leona.
Origination date 2015-07-25
Origination date free form
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Marie France Duhamel
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Language as given Raga
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Region / village Oceania
Originating university Australian National University
Operator Julia Colleen Miller
Data Categories song
Data Types Sound
Discourse type singing
Roles Grace Talileo : performer
DOI 10.4225/72/5b1aa8f2b8c51
Cite as Marie France Duhamel (collector), Grace Talileo (performer), 2015. traditional song about a chief from Lolvanua. MPEG/VND.WAV. MFD1-SNG_F22_15 at
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MFD1-SNG_F22_15-01.mp3 audio/mpeg 2.94 MB 00:03:12.992
MFD1-SNG_F22_15-01.wav audio/vnd.wav 106 MB 00:03:12.971
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Collection Information
Collection ID MFD1
Collection 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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Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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