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Title about the 'tabu gardens' on Pentecost
Description about the 'tabu gardens' on Pentecost - Loltong
Origination date 2017-07-05
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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 primary text
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Discourse type narrative
Roles Jacob Buleso : participant
DOI 10.4225/72/5b1aa94cb8a9d
Cite as Marie France Duhamel (collector), Jacob Buleso (participant), 2017. about the 'tabu gardens' on Pentecost. MP4/MXF. MFD2-004_M24 at
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MFD2-004_M24-01.mp4 video/mp4 1.24 GB 00:15:01.768
MFD2-004_M24-01.mxf application/mxf 5.56 GB
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Collection Information
Collection ID MFD2
Collection title Recordings of Raga - 2017-2018
Description Material collected in Loltong bay and Ahivo region, north Pentecost, Vanuatu, between 2017 and 2018, 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
ARA-stories about taboo garden

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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Edit access Julia Colleen Miller
Marie France Duhamel
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Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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