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Uruangnirin language documentation

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Language Uruangnirin (urn)
Depositor Eline Visser
Affiliation University of Oslo
Location Indonesia
Collection ID 0681
Grant ID SG0685
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Forthcoming
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Summary of the collection

This collection will be the result of four months of fieldwork on the Karas Islands. It will contain video recordings of speakers of Uruangnirin, a previously undescribed language spoken in eastern Indonesia.


Group represented

The group represented in this deposit are the speakers of Uruangnirin who live on the Karas Islands.


Special characteristics

This project focuses on genres that represent what are perhaps the most naturalistic settings for language: conversations between two or more participants, either in a “static” situation (on the porch, in the kitchen) or in an “active” situation (while working the forest or at sea, or while traveling).


Collection contents

This collection is planned to have the following contents:
• six hours of transcribed recordings of naturalistic speech of different genres, including narratives, conversations and action videos
• between twenty and thirty hours of untranscribed recordings of naturalistic speech with ample metadata
• recordings of elicitation sessions
• an Uruangnirin – Papuan Malay – English word list


Collection history

This project is financed by the Wenner-Gren foundations (Wenner-Gren Fellowship, 2021-2024) and an ELDP Small Grant SG0685 (September 2022 – August 2023). Fieldwork is planned to take place in autumn 2022.


Acknowledgement and citation

To refer to any data from the corpus, please cite the corpus in this way:

Visser, Eline. Uruangnirin language documentation. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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