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A preliminary audiovisual documentation of Ha, a language of Vanuatu

 

Language Ha
Depositor Murray Garde
Affiliation Australian National University
Location Vanuatu
Deposit ID 0360
Grant ID SG0180
Funding Body ELDP
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.

 

Group represented

Ha language speakers living in southern tip of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.

 

Language information

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].

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