LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS IN MELANESIA

Journal of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea ISSN: 0023-1959

LSPNG 2019 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

LSPNG 2019 PROGRAM & BOOK OF ABSTRACTS


LSPNG 2019 COMMUNIQUE


PAPERS PRESENTED

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)