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Participants

Participant: Lise Dobrin

Also: Lise, Swagien

Village: · Sex: F · Age: 32

Description: American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).

Associated Recorded Events

  1. Making a market in Moresby (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [3:50] ~ Speaker relates how she set up a market stand outside her daughter's home in the PNG capital, Port Moresby, to help the family make ends meet.
  2. Interview on Hwamisuk speech surrogates (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10, Hwamisuk 2. [30 minutes] ~ Interview and demonstration of speech surrogate
  3. Interview with Bernard Narokobi (English) : 1998-09-18, Wautogik. [185 minutes] ~ On the history of Wautogik village
  4. Interview with children (Tok Pisin) : 1998-12-01, Wautogik. [8:45] ~ Interview with primary school girls on learning the PNG pledge, national anthem, religion in school
  5. Kinship vocabulary (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-28, Wautogik. [45 minutes] ~ Forms elicited to learn the organization of the kinship system
  6. Lusi’s aunt calling out (Southern Arapesh/Abu’: Hwamisuk variety) : 1998-10, Hwamisuk 2. [1:21] ~ Use of a surrogate speech form in context
  7. When pigs caught people TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [1:45] ~ Translation of traditional tale
  8. Story of two birds (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [7:35] ~ The story of how the parrot got his crown feathers
  9. Meeting of the school committee (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11-10, Wautogik. [120 minutes] ~
  10. Muruk story TP (Tok Pisin) : , Balam. [30:50] ~
  11. Narokobi speech at Banak school graduation (Tok Pisin) : 1998-12-09, Banak. [19:05] ~ Speech made at Banak community school at the end of the 1998 academic year
  12. New years games (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-12-24, Wautogik. [5:45] ~ A description of a village-wide “field day” held on New Years Day circa 1996
  13. News of my coming (Mountain Arapesh: Dogur variety) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [3:20] ~ Speaker relates how he heard the researcher had plans to come visit the village
  14. News of my coming TP (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [2:10] ~ Translation of text just recorded
  15. Interview about Gabuogi funeral (Tok Pisin) : 1998-01-09, Wautogik. [5:45] ~ Interview about the significance of the person who died
  16. Salteɲ TP (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [5:25] ~ Traditional narrative that tells about the coming of yams to Dogur village
  17. Scola k and kw (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-03-05, Wautogik. [26:40] ~ interview attempting to draw out the distinction between k and kw
  18. Spying in the yam garden (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1999-01-27, Wautogik. [5:10] ~ Reminiscence of a childhood experience involving power, magic, and hidden things
  19. Stopping us from cutting Urubonem (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-24, Wautogik. [2:25] ~ How plans for making a garden at Urubonem were thwarted by the landowners
  20. Storying around (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-23, Wautogik. [31:50] ~ Unmonitored conversation with a small group of village participants
  21. Storying at Gori (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-05-04, Wautogik. [24:25] ~ unfocused conversation that was a prelude to a more serious discussion.
  22. When the sea receded TP (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [3:30] ~ Translation of text just recorded
  23. Whistle talk continued from tape 17 (Southern Arapesh/Abu’: Hwamisuk variety) : 1998-10-23, Hwamisuk 2. [] ~ Careful production of the normal form of an utterance previously demonstrated in the surrogate
  24. An old man (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-03, Wautogik. [no recording] ~ traditional story
  25. The dog that became a girl (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-10-12, Wautogik. [7:20] ~ A fantastic tale, sworn to be true, of a human-animal transformation in recent history
  26. The dog that discovered the coast (Mountain Arapesh: Balam variety) : , Balam. [16:45] ~ Charter story about the road connecting the Balam coast with the inland region
  27. The dog that discovered the coast TP (Tok Pisin) : , Balam. [27:40] ~ Tok Pisin translation of recorded narrative
  28. The man and the dog (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [2:25] ~ Scatalogical segment of a traditional tale
  29. The man and the dog TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [1:40] ~ Translation of traditional tale
  30. The story of how outsiders came (Mountain Arapesh: Balam variety) : , Balam. [7:05] ~ History of local people’s contact with outsiders, focusing especially on the Japanese during WWII
  31. The story of how outsiders came TP (Tok Pisin) : , Balam. [6:25] ~ Translation of text just recorded
  32. The story of the war (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : circa 1999-02, Wautogik. [75:00] ~ The speaker recalling her experiences during and after WWII
  33. Two women fishing meet two blind men (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [3:28] ~ A traditional tale with a humorous ending
  34. Walis Island (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [16:50] ~ Traditional tale of the peopling of Walis Island
  35. Walis Island TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [14:15] ~ Tok Pisin translation of the speaker's Arapesh text
  36. We live whiteman style (Mountain Arapesh: Dogur variety) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [1:55] ~ A young man's proud account of his generation's rejection of village custom
  37. We live whiteman style TP (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [2:25] ~ A young man's proud account of his generation's rejection of village custom
  38. What to talk about TP (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [2:50] ~ Conversation about what story to tell next
  39. When a person dies (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11-06, Wautogik. [14:15] ~ Description of the customs surrounding a death
  40. Babamik TP (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : , Woginara 1. [3:25] ~ Translation of text just recorded
  41. Bamboo people (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-10-12, Wautogik. [13:40] ~ Traditional tale
  42. Building my house (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [2:00] ~ How the speaker arrived in the village to find people busily preparing for the arrival of a white woman
  43. When Piti caught a bird (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-24, Wautogik. [3:30] ~ Short narrative about an exciting event that had recently occurred in the course of daily activities
  44. Maria statue singsing (Tok Pisin) : 1998-07-26, 1998-08-04, Wautogik. [13:26] ~ Performance of the Womendep and another singsing that was part of a festival to honor the holy mother Maria
  45. Story of the Cassowary (Mountain Arapesh: Balam variety) : , Balam. [7:30] ~ A version of the traditional cassowary story
  46. Mourning for Bexiva (Tok Pisin) : 1998-03-01, Wautogik. [31:25] ~ dirges during mourning for a dead girl
  47. Story of two birds TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [7:05] ~ Tok Pisin translation of recorded Arapesh narrative
  48. NPR interview (English) : aired on 1999-06-11, Wautogik. [13:39] ~ Recording of a radio program
  49. Partial recording of Muruk story TP (Tok Pisin) : , Balam. [3:00] ~ partial recording of a version of the Muruk story
  50. Mayo (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-18, Wautogik. [no audio] ~ Explanation of the phenomenon of sorcery.
  51. Talk about lands (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-23, Wautogik. [9:35] ~ Transcribed portion of discussion of land boundaries
  52. Sebigir came in canoes TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [5:00] ~ Tells the story of how his earliest ancestors came from Peru. Lost tribe story.
  53. Singing at Gabuogi funeral (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-09, Wautogik. [100 minutes] ~ Traditional and modern church singsing during mourning of an old man who died
  54. When Timothy fell in the latrine (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-12-24, Wautogik. [5:20] ~ Mother’s emotional telling of her toddler‘s mishap
  55. “person from” (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-04-26, Wautogik. [18:05] ~ Elicitation of derived “person from” forms
  56. Tape for Lise’s parents (English) : 1998-03 in a series of recording sessions, Wautogik. [60 minutes] ~ A tape made by the researcher to share village sounds and voices with her parents at home in the US
  57. Inappropriate behavior upon hearing of a death (Mountain Arapesh: Balam variety) : , Balam. [2:55] ~ Describes a scene recently caused by a drunken villager during mourning of his brother’s death
  58. Babamik (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [4:20] ~ Segment of a traditional story associated with this village
  59. Babamik and the women TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [3:25] ~ Segment of a traditional tale. Babamik is a violent ogre
  60. Birdsong on the path down the mountain (English) : 1998-12-03, Wautogik. [10:55] ~ Ambient sounds at dawn in the mountainside bush surrounding Wautogik village
  61. Waut farewell singsing (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1999-03, Wautogik. [79 minutes of recording] ~ Performance of the traditional Mawon dance as part of the researcher’s farewell feast
  62. Interview at Urip (Tok Pisin) : 1999-02-23, Urip. [2 hours] ~ First of four-part interview with important people in Urip about recent regional history
  63. Bikpapa getting sick (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [2:58] ~ How the speaker became increasingly and inexplicably ill, and what he did to try to recover
  64. When pigs caught people (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [2:40] ~ Traditional tale in which it is explained why people catch and eat pigs, rather than the other way around
  65. Cassowary woman Antonia Sengu version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [11:12] ~ traditional tale
  66. The Arapesh language area (Tok Pisin) : 1999-03-09, Wautogik. [27:00] ~ Interview on the extent and history of the Arapesh language area
  67. Casual talk after storytelling (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [1:27] ~ Conversation that ensued after a recording event
  68. Celebrating Elijah’s first communion (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-24, Wautogik. [6:41] ~ Short narrative about a recent event of significance
  69. Babamik and the women (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : check recording, Woginara 1. [4:05] ~ A traditional tale of a violent ogre
  70. 3 Hwamisuk called speech forms (Southern Arapesh/Abu’: Hwamisuk variety) : 1998-10, Hwamisuk 2. [8:09] ~ Inland Arapesh speech surrogate
  71. Birds and sounds (English) : between 1998-08 and 1999-03, Wautogik and Wewak. [20:16] ~ Recording of ambient sounds in village, town
  72. Commentary on When pigs caught people TP (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [1:15] ~ Unsolicited commentary on text g.88-89
  73. Cutting a new garden at Urubonem (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-24, Wautogik. [2:20] ~ How a small group of people carried out the first steps in cutting a new food garden
  74. Cassowary woman Joe Guaigu version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-10-12, Wautogik. [14:55] ~ Traditional tale
  75. Christmas church service (Tok Pisin) : 1998-12-24, Wautogik. [7:55] ~ Recording of New Years Eve mass in the village church, 1998
  76. Salteɲ (Mountain Arapesh: Dogur variety) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [7:10] ~ Traditional narrative that tells about the coming of yams to Dogur village
  77. Interview in Taunangas (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-27, Tau'anangas. [120 minutes] ~ Four part interview about village history with authoritative teller and gathered crowd
  78. Language learning at Gabuogi funeral (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-09, Wautogik. [21:00] ~ elicitation of basic forms during a funeral gathering. People were sitting around and had time to devote to teaching.
  79. When the sea receded (Mountain Arapesh: Dogur variety) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [2:25] ~ Speaker tells of a time a generation or two earlier when the sea behaved in an unusual way, until affected by spiritual intervention by a white priest
  80. Bikpapa working as a teacher (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-02-22, Wautogik. [6:19] ~ Speaker relates his history of work in the PNG educational system
  81. Dogur as the mother village (Mountain Arapesh: Dogur variety) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [6:10] ~ Discussion of how in precolonial times Dogur was the mother village of the Cemaun road (set of intervillage alliances)
  82. Dogur as the mother village TP (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-03, Dogur. [5:40] ~ Loose TP translation of text g.34-35. Expands on the topic of loss of customs.
  83. Hwamisuk children’s spearing song (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10, Hwamisuk 2. [3:01] ~ a musical genre of a musically oriented community
  84. Ineas intoning messages (Southern Arapesh/Abu’: Hwamisuk variety) : , Hwamisuk 2. [17:45] ~ Examples of the Inland Arapesh surrogate speech forms specifically used by men
  85. Arəpec harə ɲɨberap namɨndək (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : c.1998-09-24, Wautogik. [5:05] ~ Dictated description of how slitgongs are built
  86. Ehiwac (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : nd, follows 1998-09-18 in notebook, Wautogik. [4:45] ~ How to appease marsalai spirits who make people sick
  87. Nugur (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1999-03-07, 2007-02, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [2:54] ~ How the jaw bone of a deceased man is used in magic
  88. Nubahw (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : , Wautogik. [6:06] ~ Describes the house tamberan of past
  89. Poison and Kawowar (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1999-03-07, 2007-02, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [5:39] ~ How to make traditional magic
  90. Arəmagou cekayeyau (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : c. 1999-03-07, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [4:30] ~ Dictated description of traditional first menstruation ceremony; transcript later read and recorded.
  91. Ecec Bedowokum (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-08-30, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [5:09] ~ Story of how Wautogik got the Gumarəm dance
  92. Sasim (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-09, Wautogik. [4:00] ~ traditional story
  93. Arəpec cagək (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11-08, Wautogik and Charlottesville. [7:56] ~ When people die
  94. Elicitation of Lusi’s surrogate speech down the mountain (Southern Arapesh/Abu’: Hwamisuk variety) : 1998-10-25, Hwamisuk 2. [15:10] ~ Elicitation and exemplification of a speech surrogate use the researcher had witnessed earlier
  95. Elicitations with Matthew Rahiria (Tok Pisin) : 1999-03-11, Wautogik. [12:05] ~ Elicitations designed to learn about agreement with noun-final sounds
  96. Elicited examples of speech surrogate (Tok Pisin) : , Hwamisuk 2. [14:45] ~ Interview about speech surrogate with examples
  97. Elijah’s confession when there was an eclipse (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-09-24, Wautogik. [3:50] ~ Short narrative about an exciting event that had recently occurred in the course of daily activities
  98. Farewell speeches (Tok Pisin) : 1999-03, Wautogik. [47:39] ~ Speeches made at investigator’s farewell feast
  99. Gathering to talk about lands (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-23, Wautogik. [89:00] ~ A gathering of mature village men in order to clarify their understanding of their ancestral lands
  100. Gorokapɨmin (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : After 1998-09-24, Wautogik. [4:35] ~ Tale of a man and his dog
  101. History of Waut Arnold Watiem version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11, Wautogik. [38:00] ~ “repair” of Joe Sahamia’s version of the same charter story
  102. History of Waut Sahamia version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-01-17, Wautogik. [20:49] ~ Village founding story
  103. History of Wautogik Clemen Hayin version (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-05-04, Wautogik. [31:59] ~ The authoritative history of the events leading to the founding of Wautogik village
  104. History vs legend (Tok Pisin) : , Woginara 1. [4:55] ~ A discussion in Tok Pisin about the difference between history and legend in the context of the stories people are telling for recording
  105. Hornbill and cassowary (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-04-26, Wautogik. [6:05] ~ Traditional tale of how two birds came to be the way they are. Followed by translation of the story by the teller, and elicitations of a few key vocabulary items in the story.
  106. How and why we pay brideprice (Mountain Arapesh: Balam variety) : , Balam. [5:00] ~ Description of customs
  107. How Balam village was formed (Mountain Arapesh: Balam variety) : , Balam. [4:20] ~ Charter tale
  108. How Balam village was formed TP (Tok Pisin) : , Balam. [5:20] ~ Tok Pisin translsation of charter tale
  109. How pigs came to the Sepik River (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [2:10] ~ Traditional tale
  110. How pigs came to the Sepik River TP (Mountain Arapesh: Woginara variety) : , Woginara 1. [2:10] ~ Traditional tale
  111. How we thought about Bethlehem (Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety) : 1998-11, Wautogik. [4:05] ~ Account of the speaker’s deepening understanding of Christianity as a result of direct contact with Jews and Israel
  112. Genealogy of Waut (Tok Pisin) : 1998-05-04, Wautogik. [32:00] ~ Account of the genealogical history of the Wautogik village clans
  113. Inappropriate behavior upon hearing of a death TP (Tok Pisin) : , Balam. [1:40] ~ Describes a scene recently caused by a drunken villager during mourning of his brother’s death
  114. Interview at Salata (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10-19, Salata. [22:43] ~ Stories that relates the Arapesh people of the Sepik highway area to the offshore islands
  115. Ineas intoning on conch shell (Tok Pisin) : 1998-10, Hwamisuk 2. [3:45] ~ Examples of the speech surrogate using a conch shell