Series 520 - Field notes and tapes on the Markham language group, Papua New Guinea

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Field notes and tapes on the Markham language group, Papua New Guinea


  • 1952 - 1987 (Creation)

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9 boxes (Approximately 1.3m)

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Sue Holzknecht studied Anthropology and Sociology (University of Qld), Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (UPNG). Holzknecht completed her PhD thesis into the Markham languages of Papua New Guinea at the Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University. For 12 years Sue lectured at the PNG University of Technology, in Language and Communication Studies. From 1993 to 1998, she worded at ANU, as lecturer in Academic and Research Skills, then 3 years in the Academic Skills and Learning Centre. In 2001, she was Academic Skills Advisor to graduate students in the School of Rescources, Environment and Society (now Fenner School of Environment and Society).

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Holzknecht studied languages of the Markham family of languages in Papua New Guinea, including the Wampar, Aribwaungg (Yalu), Musom, Labu and Aribwatsa (now extinct) language groups. The collection includes field notes and recordings of the languages including lexus, syntactic lists, grammar outlines, kinship charts and word lists, maps, publications and dictionaries of indigenous languages into German and English. Includes publications in German language.


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Entered from deposit description on 21 May 2013 ; Updated by Christine Bryan on 11and 19 October 2016. The collection was re-housed and item numbers assigned in October 2016.




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