Field research in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.

This project involves the continuation of field research that has already begun on two languages in Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea. The primary goals of the project are twofold: to complete a detailed grammatical description and dictionary of Walman, a language of the Torricelli phylum; and to complete a short dictionary and a publishable grammatical sketch of Poko-Rawo, a language in the Sko phylum. Primary investigator: Matthew Dryer

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Location: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): University at Buffalo Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £76,152.00 Commencement Date: 01/1999
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