Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Bamboo people

Type: Narrative: Traditional

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-10-12 Location: Wautogik Duration: 13:40

Description: Traditional tale

Note: Nice example of direct speech in Arapesh followed by indirect in TP debriefing

Note: notebook: p.159-167

Note: Solicited narrative followed by discussion in Arapesh and TP

Note: The speaker referred to the tale as


  1. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  2. Antonia Guaigu · Primary, (F : c 58) Wautogik ~ Fluent Arapesh speaker, married in from Bogumatai


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  1. Bamboo People