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Collection ID WSDS1
Title Recordings of the Idi language
Description Data collected on Idi between 2014 and 2018 for the ARC Laureate Project "The Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity". Most recordings were done in either Dimsisi village, its satellite communities Birem and Iblamnd, or in Bimadbn village.

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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Dineke Schokkin
Operator Dineke Schokkin
Originating university Australian National University
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Region / village Dimsisi
DOI 10.4225/72/56E97A18E14F3
Cite as Dineke Schokkin (collector), 2014. Recordings of the Idi language. Collection WSDS1 at [Open Access].
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Edit access Julia Colleen Miller
Data access conditions Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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Items in Collection (244)

Item Title Actions
010915_DIM_WL_M39 word list View
020915_DIM_CI_F08 coconut interview View
020915_DIM_CI_F09 coconut interview View
020915_DIM_CI_F10 coconut interview View
020915_DIM_MS_F09_1 how the speaker got married View
020915_DIM_MS_F09_2 hunting with dogs View
020915_DIM_MS_F33 finding deer View
020915_DIM_MS_F34 how the speaker got married View
030915_DIM_WL_M15 word list View

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