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PLENARY LECTURE by Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (JCU) ................................................... 1

PPTs presented (in order of presentation):

SESSION II: Educating the young to meet PNG's needs

Teaching Comparative Phonics: a Course of Training for Elementary Teachers by Syd Gould

Exploring AO effect on academic achievement of PNG students by Olga Temple & Sakarepe Kamene (UPNG)

Does students' Early Language Education affect their grades in POMNATH? - Linguistic students (UPNG)

Graphemic choices in writing Papua New Guinean languages through the years - Ray Stegeman (SIL)

Factors giving educational advantages in a linguistically diverse situation: a statistical study - Robbie Petterson (SIL)

Translanguaging at higher education in Papua New Guinea: Progress or regress? - Lawrence Gerry (UOG)

SESSION III. Promoting Indigenous Literacy
Singsings and Storytelling: Digitizing Audio Recordings - Cristela Garcia-Spitz, UCSD USA

Counting and number in Huli: language adaptation and cognitive modification - Syd Gould (IRP AUS)

Issues in the Revision of the OUP Tok Pisin Dictionary - Craig Volker (JCU)

Traditional Motu Calendar - Peter Karua (UPNG)

SESSION IV. Special Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenges

Voyager’s Gift for the Cosmos: Expectations and Perceptions from Papua New Guinea - Don Niles (IPNGS)

SESSION V. Language documentation & description
Pronominal Marking in Bumbita Arapesh: Duals, Trials & Quadrals - Saras (SIL)

Interesting features of Porome, an isolate language of Papua New Guinea - Robbie Petterson (SIL)

Versatile postpositions in Doromu-Koki: The case of rofu - Robert Bradshaw (JCU)

Creating Videos from Recorded Vernacular Narrations for Documentation and Revitalization - Salle (SIL)

Making sense in discourse: Kewapi discourse structuring devices - Apoi Yarapea (UOT Lae)

THE WHEEL OF VITALITY: A participatory tool for measuring language vitality - North Cady (SIL)

DIALECT MAPPING: A participatory tool for mapping intelligibility among speech varieties - Crystal Davis (SIL)

Free pronouns in the Taeme Pronominal System - Philip Tama (UOG)

Language as Work: The Zia Perception of Language - Sakarepe Kamene (UPNG)

Preserving specialised jargons for positive values in indigenous languages of PNG - Lucy Wakei (UOG)

Yui concept of ‘giving’, a mainstay of Yui society - Ruth Kamasungua (UOG)

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