Workshop on Studying Tone Languages in New Guinea: elicitation, analysis, and archiving
Australian National University, Canberra, 4-16 December 2011
The goal of this workshop is to advance the study of New Guinea tone languages, by applying practical wisdom gained from investigating tone languages in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Participants will learn how to describe and analyse a tone language through practical experience, working with native speakers from West Papua (Indonesia) and from Papua New Guinea. The main languages being studied are Alekano [gah], Iha [ihp], Kirikiri [kiy], and Ekagi [ekg].
Participants: Peter Appleby (ANU), Rosey Billington (U Melbourne), Steven Bird (U Melbourne/U Penn), Margit Bowler (ANU/UCLA), Lea Brown (U Buffalo), Fanny Cottet (ANU), Virginia Dawson (ANU), Matthew Dryer (U Buffalo), Owen Edwards (ANU), Lenice Harms (YBI), Rebecca Hetherington (ANU), Simon Bruno Hindom (Iha, Papua), Larry Hyman (UC Berkeley), Kathleen Jepson (ANU), Siva Kalyan (ANU), Isolde Kappus (YBI), Niko Kobepa (ANU), Roger Lumley (ANU), Sutriani Narfafan, Robbie Petterson (SIL), Alfius Polita (Kirikiri, Papua), Keith Snider (SIL), Jeff Spingeld (UC Berkeley), William Steed (ANU/JCU), Philip Tama (U Goroka), Oscar Wood (ANU), Anthony Woodbury (UT Austin), Kristine Yu (U Maryland/U Mass).
Sponsor: The workshop is sponsored by NSF project Prosodic Systems in New Guinea.