Recorded Events

Recorded Event: Building my house

Type: Narrative: Contemporary Events

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-02-22 Location: Wautogik Duration: 2:00

Description: How the speaker arrived in the village to find people busily preparing for the arrival of a white woman

Note: notebook: p.123-125


  1. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).
  2. Matthew Rahiria · Primary, (M : c 60) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, 2 years teacher's college, worked teaching school and as a headmaster before falling sick and retiring early


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tape 05 (A)


  1. Building My House