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Collection ID NM1
Title Maring language (PNG)
Description "tapes of Maring language speakers (fringe Western Highlands and Madang Provinces PNG)- These are a mix or recordings of meetings, dispujtes, interviews and singing. The tapes date back to 1979, 1987 and 1991. I cannot pretend that Maring is an endangered language. Certainly in my experience it is in rude good health although it may well be changing under the impact of highlands Tok Pisin. On the other hand I think the tapes reflect what is now an historical record of the language from a very considerable variety of speakers and it is one that in the long run I woujld like to return to the Kwima community themselves. In this regard it may well be that the tapes would provide something of a record of certain rhetorical styles of speech making (see Merlan and Rumsey 1991) that may well be undergoing radical transformation or in decline." Neil MacLean
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Neil Maclean
Originating university University of Sydney
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DOI 10.4225/72/56E9759034885
Cite as Neil Maclean (collector), 1978. Maring language (PNG). Collection NM1 at [Other Access].
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Items in Collection (37)

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1979_01 Courts heard View
1979_02 April 26th cont. View
1979_03 Kot Yamba View
1979_04 Kot View
1979_05 Kots View
1979_06 Meeting 15-10-79 View
1979_07 Meeting 15-10-79 cont'd View
1979_08 Meeting - Korondonai View
1979_09 Timothy Bride Price presentation View
1979_10 Timothy View

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