Paman languages: Wik Ngathan, Wik Mungkan
|Language||Wik Ngathan, Wik Mungkan|
|Affiliation||University of Adelaide|
|Collection Status||Collection online|
Summary of the deposit
The aim of this project is to document five highly endangered Paman languages of Cape York Peninsula (Australia): Kugu Muminh, Kuku Thaypan, Umbuygamu, Umpila, and Wik Ngathan. The project is a team effort of five people with prior research experience on these languages, who want to pool knowledge and resources to document them as thoroughly as possible with the last generation of speakers. Our central goal is to produce an extensive representative corpus of texts, which will form a valuable resource for the communities involved, and will serve as the basis for further descriptive and community-oriented work.
Classification: Australian, Pama-Nyungan, Paman, Middle Pama.
The deposit contains a number of high quality video recordings of community elders relating their oral history and talking about contemporary issues, word lists containing botanical information, and documents outlining the contents of legacy audio recordings made in the 1970s, including transcriptions.
Contemporary video recordings are complemented by transcriptions and annotations of audio recordings made in the 1970s.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Sutton, Peter. 2011. Paman languages: Wik Ngathan, Wik Mungkan. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0001-8F34-A. Accessed on [insert date here].