A preliminary audiovisual documentation of Ha, a language of Vanuatu
|Affiliation||Australian National University|
|Collection Status||Collection online|
Summary of the deposit
The collection includes preliminary documentation of Ha which will aim to investigate the distinctive grammatical, lexical and cultural features of the language and its place in the Sa dialect continuum through the audiovisual documentation of conversation, narrative, ecological knowledge and verbal art.
Ha language speakers living in southern tip of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.
The Ha language is spoken in a single village of approximately 150 people on the southern tip of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. It is the southernmost variety of the language known as Sa, but with significant lexical and some grammatical differences to other related varieties. Ha speakers say they have historical links to the people and language of North Ambrym immediately to the south.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
Garde, Murray. 2014. A preliminary audiovisual documentation of Ha, a language of Vanuatu. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0002-EF16-6. Accessed on [insert date here].