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Radio Australia Interviews Lise Dobrin about Arapesh Language

Thursday, 12 April 2012

— from Radio Australia

A United States-based linguist is trying to stop a language in Papua New Guinea from becoming extinct.

Lise Dobrin from the University of Virginia first recorded the Arapesh language fifteen years ago.

After winning a fellowship from the university, she's working with some middle-aged and younger Arapesh speakers to develop the Arapesh Grammar and Digital Language Archive online.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Lise Dobrin, a linguist from the University of Virginia