Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Language learning at Gabuogi funeral

Type: Elicitation

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-01-09 Location: Wautogik Duration: 21:00

Description: elicitation of basic forms during a funeral gathering. People were sitting around and had time to devote to teaching.

Note: discussion of duals, realis marking, numerals

Note: recorded early in the fieldwork


  1. Arnold Watiem · Primary, (M : 62) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, educated to grade 3
  2. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  3. Joe Guaigu · Primary, (M : 64) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, worked as grade 1 teacher before retiring


Cassette cover scan (click to enlarge)

tape 32 (A)


  1. LanguageLearningAtGabuogiFuneral